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esidents at Good Samaritan Society – Winthrop are having live,
face-to-face conversations with their families and friends, thanks to a real- time computer program installed at the center. Skype is a free online program that
uses a Web camera to allow residents to talk to loved ones via live video confer- ences. Skype is easy for both families and residents to use, and it provides a type of communication that is not possible through phone or e-mail. “Residents use this application to visit with family members and friends
Technology connects residents with friends, loved ones
who live in other states, or who are unable to come to the center to visit,” says Barbara Broz, social worker. Barbara says they have the perfect setup for the program in Good Samaritan Society – Winthrop. “We are able to make adaptations for residents, such as closing the door for privacy and increasing the volume to enhance hearing,” she says. For details or to set up a Skype
conference with a resident at the center, please call the social services depart- ment at (507) 647-5391.
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With the help of staff member Amanda Hacker, Winthrop resident Delores Ahlbrecht uses Skype to visit with her son in Washington state.
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