Donated Amazon Fire Tablets Keep Us Connected

MHRC News

When MHRC first began social distancing practices, we set up a laptop in our conference room so residents could keep connected via Zoom with family and friends. But thanks to a recent generous donation of four Amazon Fire tablets, our residents will no longer have to Zoom in the conference room! The tablets will allow them to stay in touch without leaving the comfort of their apartments.

A resident having a virtual visit with her daughter on a computer.
Our residents will no longer have to Zoom in the conference room!

Public Relations Director Shelia Owens is leading classes for residents who find technology challenging, or who simply need a quick course on how to operate a Fire tablet.

“Our residents are using technology so much more than they used to,” says Shelia. “It’s necessary, given that we have to practice strict social distancing to keep everyone safe and healthy. We want to make everyone as comfortable as possible with operating the tablets so they can reach out to their loved ones as often as they want to.”

The Fire tablets were donated by the Madison County Health Department with funds given to them by the Baptist Association of Madison County. We’re very grateful to live in a community that’s supportive of our residents, and look forward to continuing to stay safe while keeping connected!