Sydmar surfers make the world their oyster

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Twelve residents at Sydmar Lodge, a 54-bed care home for Jewish residents in Edgeware, Middlesex, are developing their internet skills. When resident Jack Glick¹s grandson, Howard, went back-packing around the world, he wanted to email his grandfather with news of his travels, and this provided the impetus for Jack, (86) and other residents to learn to surf the net. Now 12people from Sydmar Lodge, including residents and carers, are receiving training on emailing and researching topics on the internet. A computer for residents use is available in the upstairs lounge (there are three lounges at Sydmar Lodge) and access to the internet is available 24-hours a day. Plans are also in the pipeline to establish email pals for residents in care homes in other countries such as the USA and Israel. “It¹s fantastic to be able to be in touch with my grandson ­ knowing where to send letters would be difficult as he is always moving from place to place,” said Mr Glick. Owned and operated by Bradley Reback, Sydmar Lodge

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Extracare – the next best solution?

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Academics at Newcastle University say that an average of almost nine thousand more care home beds will be needed each...

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...