MONDAY, 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. | MILL RACE CENTER, ART ROOM
Presenters: Patty Willaert, Kimberly Green Reeves, Beenish Chaudhry, Matthew Modlin, Dipanwita Dasgupta, Karla Black
Patty Willaert MPA, Manager of Community Outreach, manages the integration of new health care delivery systems, technological innovations, and the increased focus on preventative care. Kimberly Reeves, MPA, serves as the eSeniorCare project coordinator, administrator, and assist with data analysis. Beenish Chaudhry, PhD, helped to develop the application for eSeniorCare 2. Dipanwita Dasgupta, BE Electrical Engineering is pursuing PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Notre Dame.
She helped to develop the application for eSeniorCare 1. Matt Modlin, Teacher/ Technology and Engineering Magnet Coordinator at Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana, graduated with a degree in Technology Education with a minor in computer technology. Matt works with Technology/ Engineering Magnet students to develop training materials for participants. Karla S. Black RN, BSN, MSN, Medical Magnet Coordinator/Instructor, teaches Medical Magnet students about varies chronic illnesses and prepares them to facilitate informational and interactive workshops to elderly participants.
A collaboration between Memorial Hospital’s Community Health Enhancement division of Memorial Hospital in South Bend/Beacon Health System, Aging in Place program, the University of Notre Dame’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications , and involvement of the South Bend Community School Corporation high school students, made it possible to launch an application where elderly participants are engaged in their health and wellness and empowered to share their experiences and medication compliance with their physicians.
This program is called eSeniorCare and is a research study that explores how technology and human interaction improves the quality of life for seniors. Senior residents were provided with a Samsung Tablet and computer APP to monitor the management of chronic illness, physical and mental health, and social engagement.
This innovative program/ study made it possible to focus on intergenerational relations between youth and senior community members in the South Bend area.