Rosey Program Connects The Isolated With Friends and Family

Thanks to the new connectivity program funded through a grant from the California Department of Aging and locally through the Napa/Solano Area Agency on Aging, older, isolated adults can talk with friends and family, learn new skills, and feel more connected. The program, called Rosey, includes a tablet computer pre-loaded with games, selected email contacts, and other helpful links. The device comes with security measures and hands-on training from local social workers who continually check on each participant. We’re happy to share Frances’ story, who is one of the clients participating in the Rosey Program.

The Challenges

Frances has been taking care of her husband with dementia for the past few years as his primary caretaker. When she called to inquire about the Rosey Program, she initially wanted to sign him up.

"I thought this might be something that my husband would like, but the more I've learned about this program, the more I think we'd both benefit" Frances stated.

The Solutions & Results

Frances has been able to combat her feelings of isolation by connecting with her long-distance relatives across the U.S. and back home in the Philippines. When she's not busy taking care of her husband, she likes to spend her time using the exercise app to keep her mobility and balance strong. She also enjoys playing the games.

Taking time for herself gives Frances the needed engagement to be present for her husband. She shared, "This is life-changing. I'm so happy."

Discover More Information

Rosey Tablets are all individualized to the client based on their needs and wants. Each tablet is used differently, and with that data, we can determine how to best develop and enhance programs that are both thriving and lacking.