I first came across YourLink 2 years ago and was very excited by the difference the app could make for seniors. We recently held a Tea and Technology event together at Brentwood Village. Over 40 residents came along and they thoroughly enjoyed learning lots in the session. Many people were interested in finding out more about the Village computer club due to the event. The YourLink team have been a great energy, enthusiasm and knowledge which makes them easy to partner with.
As I live interstate from where my mother is in care, communication has become increasingly difficult. The introduction of YourLink is very exciting to both my mother and to our family members who live in other parts of the same state and elsewhere. The idea of being able to show her photos and send ‘letters’ to communicate when a phone call is not possible, is so very valuable to her quality of life in her later years. I congratulate Wontama on taking on this initiative and thank the creators of the YourLink application.
YourLink offers a consumer-centred, innovative solution for Australia’s aged and disability sectors. A great example of how an organisation has really listened to their audience, and responded.
Over the years I have accumulated over 2000 photos and it has been impossible to keep these organised let alone collect new ones from family. This is now so much easier with the YourLink app. It’s private and I’m able to log in and out of the app to show residents new updates in their family photo album, it’s creating great excitement and improving residents mood.
YourLink is an innovative, responsive solution developed out of love to meet an identified need. It helps reduce social isolation for older Australians and their carers by connecting them to their region’s activities, events and services. A great simple resource and a great service! A must to connect all!
Seniors will be empowered to combat loneliness and isolation when they have learnt the skills to use this tool. Several ‘Healthy Living For Seniors’ participants who showed no interest in technology are now asking questions and seeing the possibilities.
The ease with which the YourLink app can support both a Residence and the individual residents of a nursing home, assisted living community or a memory care community, is impressive. My work has centred around individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other sources of dementia, and YourLink seems well adapted to their needs and capacities.
Although this is a reasonably new app, the community information is proving to be very useful. A lot of thought has gone into the setting up of the app, and our people do like the idea of being able to share the community information with their family and friends.
We promote the use of YourLink to both older people living in the community and to organisations that want to connect with them. It’s proving really useful, not only as a social and community connection tool, but also as a technology training tool.
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