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Bringing remote activities home

Carlos Herrera (Courtesy JFSCNJ)
Carlos Herrera (Courtesy JFSCNJ)

The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, the Elizabeth Housing Authority, and Lifelong Westfield are hosting a program, “How to Bring a World of Remote Activities Into Your Home,” on Tuesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. The in-person meeting will be at E’Port Commons, 205 1st Street, in Elizabeth, and will be led by led by Carlos Herrera, the Ross Family Virtual Senior Center – JFSCNJ’s Uniper coordinator.

Uniper is a virtual senior center technology device, including a camera, that is connected to a client’s television set, computer, tablet, or mobile device. The technology allows clients to join live interactive social activities and classes provided by Uniper and JFSCNJ through programs developed by Lisa Tognola, JFSCNJ’s activity coordinator. Clients also are able to explore a video library on a variety of topics, including travel, trivia, history, health and wellness, and music. In addition, clients can use the device to make video calls and send pictures to family, friends, and healthcare professionals through Uniper’s HIPAA-compliant software. Grants have made the program available for free to residents of Union County; a private pay option is available.

Carlos Herrera, a lifelong Elizabeth resident, received his masters of public administration degree from Rutgers University. Before assuming his new JFSCNJ job, he was the assistant project manager of Lifelong Elizabeth.

The October 5 program is free and everyone who registers and attends will be entered for a chance to win a $25 AMEX gift card.

For more information, email info@jfscentralnj.org, or call (908) 352-8375.

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