(KEYC) — Efforts to engage with residents in senior living homes continue as COVID-19 remains a health threat.
Mankato’s Ophthalmology Associates wanted to help connect those individuals with their loved ones. To bring the vision to life, they partnered with the Greater Mankato Area United Way and got funding for 130 Kindle Fire Tablets.
On Thursday, the tablets were delivered to nursing homes in Mankato and North Mankato, as well as facilities across the region.
“Our patient base at Ophthalmology Associates is essentially 75 to 80% seniors, and I recognized the need when 80% of our patient load has been reduced,” Mankato’s Ophthalmology Associates Administrator Nate Erickson said.
Donors included service clubs, individuals and businesses throughout the region.