UITS donates iPads to IU Health and area senior living communities.
Several Bloomington area seniors are more connected to family and friends during the COVID-19 crisis thanks to a recent effort by UITS. Surplus iPads have been delivered to IU Health and area senior living communities, enabling grateful patients and elderly residents to videoconference with loved ones.
Inspired by a similar project in Italy, UITS prepared surplus devices for donation to area facilities. “These devices were collecting dust because they were too outdated to be used by IU faculty, staff, and students. On the other hand, the iPads we donated are providing much-needed communication between isolated and lonely seniors and patients and their families,” said Joe Husk, Executive and Internal Technology Support group manager.
Facilities that received the iPads were: IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Autumn Hills Assisted Living, Brookdale Senior Living, and Hearthstone Health Campus. As more devices become available, UITS will continue to distribute to area senior facilities.
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