New Haven assisted living provider introduces seniors to virtual reality

New Haven assisted living provider introduces seniors to virtual reality

United States, Connecticut, New Haven - 04/01/2021 — Chances are, when you think of a group of seniors in an assisted living community, an image of them strapped into VR headsets, hooting and hollering as they “skydive” out of a plane traveling at 10,000 feet doesn’t immediately come to mind.  Luckily, one local senior living provider is changing the perception of seniors and technology through regularly scheduled, immersive virtual reality experiences. The Hearth at Gardenside in Branford, The Hearth at Tuxis Pond in Madison, and The Hearth at Southbury partner with Rendever, a company specializing in virtual reality events for seniors, to transport their residents out of their apartments, and into exciting cities, experiences, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities around the world. 

“I think there’s this unfortunate misconception that anyone over the age of 65 doesn’t want to try new things,” said Katie McHale, The Hearth’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “But, in actuality, there are some things that everyone, regardless of age, would love to do and experience.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to know the feeling of swimming alongside dolphins, looking out over the Paris skyline at night, or being surrounded by Golden Retriever puppies?!”

Virtual reality experiences at The Hearth, which span a variety of topics from world travel to live music performances and animal interactions, are synced through VR headsets simultaneously, meaning every senior participating sees the same thing, at the same time. 

“Having the headsets synced is a huge plus, because it gives our residents a feeling of togetherness as they try new things, often for the first time,” added McHale. “And we’re open for visitors, too! So if you live in the area, and want to take one of our VR headsets for a spin, by all means, give us a call. The more, the merrier!” 

For more information virtual reality at The Hearth, or to sit in on a VR experience, visit

About The Hearth

Hearth Management is a privately owned and operated management and development company based in Syracuse, NY. Founded in 1988, Hearth Management specializes in Independent Living, Assisted/Enriched Living, and Memory Care. Currently, Hearth Management’s operates 11 communities throughout New York, Connecticut, and Tennessee.

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