Free Social Robots for Holocaust Survivors
During this time, Holocaust survivors, especially, are suffering from social isolation and loneliness. This can be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. “Our generation has a responsibility to help our cherished Holocaust survivors who have gone through so much,” said Rabbi Avi Greenstein, CEO of BPJCC.
The Boro Park JCC, in conjunction with United Task Force, has partnered with an Israeli tech company that has developed a social robot to help senior citizens.
“Together, we worked to get this important technology to the homes of survivors, absolutely free of charge,” said Greenstein.
The new social robot offers first-of-its-kind assistance in easing the lives of Holocaust survivors. The robot was designed with the needs of the elderly in mind, encouraging a more connected and engaged lifestyle.
The social robot includes applications such as conversations, messaging, music streaming, wellness checks, cognitive games, calendar scheduling, news and weather, answers to questions, and so much more.
Participants must have Wi-Fi at home to be eligible.
If you are interested in signing up for this program, please reach out to BPJCC’s Holocaust survivor caseworker, Dina Kushner, by calling (718) 972 6600 ext. 4602.
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