Helping families to stay in touch

Photo by: David Nash
Photo by: David Nash

Caring members of the Rotary Club of Alderney are helping older adults on the island to stay in touch with their loved ones during the Covid-19 restrictions. 

They have donated two tablets to The Connaught where only visitors from inside the Bailiwick Bubble are allowed unless they complete a period of self isolation.

Liz Bowskill, Operations Manager at the Connaught, said: "The tablets are invaluable for enabling our residents to contact and keep in touch with family and friends at this difficult time."

"We are very grateful to Rotary. We do have an IT club which is ran by our Activity Co-ordinator, Annie Savage, and the tables they have given us can be added to the pool."

Lloyd's Bank donated two similar tablets earlier this year to the care home where a growing number of forward-looking seniors have eagerly embraced modern technology.

The tables can enable people to ease the problems and pain of separation by communicating over the internet with free video chats. 

Jean Skerritt, President of the Rotary Club off Alderney, and Rotarian Hilary Bentley handed over the tablets to Christine Johns, who received them on behalf of the residents. 

Hilary, who is chair of the club's community committee, said: "They can also be used to download books, play games, watch videos, browse the internet and in many other ways."

The Alderney Rotarians have also made a donation of £200 to the Connaught's fundraising appeal for table-top magnifiers to help residents suffering from age-related diseases and other difficulties with their sight.

Find original article at the Alderney Journal.