Dreamweaver Foundation, an Omaha-based nonprofit, has been providing Facebook Portals® to seniors isolated during the pandemic to help them regain connection with loved ones. Reactions to calling family on the Portal video device for the first time have ranged from tears of joy to an overwhelming sense of relief and independence. With the overwhelming response (they have given out 300 Portals so far), Dreamweaver Foundation is hoping to share the news of this program to help keep it going.
Cheri Mastny, Dreamweaver Foundation Executive Director, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss how easy it is to give the gift of hope to seniors. The Portal devices are free to the seniors, use the resident wi-fi in the facility, and allow them to connect to their families.
For information on how to give a Portal to a senior or to nominate a senior in need of some joy and family connection, one can go to the website https://dreamweaver.org/about/join-us-to-bring-joy-during-covid-19/.