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Technology is improving life for seniors in Boca Raton

Modern senior living is what Sinai Residences in Boca Raton boasts.

There’s a Space Invaders-like multi-ball game, a robot that delivers food, spinning classes in the pool, and Teslas that take seniors on appointments and for errands.

The center received an innovation award from LeadingAge Florida, the only association in the state representing the entire continuum of care for older adults.

“Modern Senior Living is unlike any other era we have seen before. Our residents are living longer. They are more open to technology. They are open to new experiences and they are excited about their future and seeing what new things can come into their lives. They’re open to learning, which is really exciting,” said Rachel Blumberg, executive director of the Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences.

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“Exergaming”: The future of senior residence

Multi-Ball, also known as “exergaming”, was introduced to motivate older people to exercise both their brains and their bodies. With Multi-Ball, Sinai Residences has become the first senior community in the world to offer exergaming. The seniors try to hit “space invaders” on the wall with a kickball to get points.

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A look at modern technology seniors are using as they age

Served the robot, which roams the dining rooms of Sinai residences to help kitchen staff with errands, public transport and deliveries.

Teslas
Nothing is more modern than a Tesla. Seniors at the center are transported to appointments and activities that take place there.

Spinning lessons in the pool
Aquabikes in the pool keep seniors comfortable by eliminating the heat of a spinning class.

“Riding a bike is refreshing, gentle on the joints, and great for the lymphatic system,” Blumberg said.

Other innovations include a wheelchair washing machine that cleans, sanitizes and sanitizes wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices. This innovative machine relieves the physical burden of employees and provides a faster and more efficient cleaning system compared to hand washing.

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