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The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center receives grant from the Wyoming Center on Aging

The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center receives grant from the Wyoming Center on Aging

GILLETTE, WY – The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center (LLRC) has received a Tech2Connect Grant from the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA). The funds will be used to connect older adults and adults with disabilities in Wyoming with remote social services, healthcare, and to combat social isolation caused by COVID-19. Specifically, at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, the funds will be used to purchase tablets and hearing amplifiers for resident activities. Funds will also go toward some of the cost of a resident and family notification system that is integrated with the clinical documentation software used at The Legacy.

“The visiting restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been very hard on our residents and their families,” said Jonni Belden, Vice President of Continuing Health Services. “The grant will enable us to provide more timely communication for families, and enhance the activities we provide to residents”.

WyCOA has also partnered with the Wyoming Assistive Technology Program to provide training videos to assist older adults in learning about the technology that can ensure they have access to social services, healthcare and keep them engaged with family and friends. For more information on these educational videos, visit their website at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa.