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Rebekahs give the gift of family to Courtyard residents

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From page A8 | September 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Davis Rebekah Lodge has donated a laptop and tablets to Courtyard Healthcare Center in Davis to launch an Internet project.

Using the laptop and tablets, elderly or rehabilitating residents at Courtyard Healthcare are able to communicate with their families and loved ones through Skype. In particular, this provides a major benefit for residents whose families live great distances away from Davis.

Skype is a program that allows people to video-chat with others. All one needs is an Internet connection, a webcam and a computer or mobile device with a microphone.

Courtyard Healthcare Center was delighted to receive this gift from the Davis Rebekah Lodge and said the following in a letter to family members of residents: “Courtyard Healthcare Center has been afforded the great opportunity to allow you a new way to communicate with your loved one.”

The system is in place and already has been used heavily, garnering rave reviews from residents and family members.

The Davis Rebekah Lodge was chartered in 1901 and has been in continuous operation in the city of Davis since then. The 35 current members are led by Noble Grand Lea Rosenberg. The Skype connection gift was proposed by longtime lodge member Barbara Geisler.

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  • Barb GeislerSeptember 27, 2013 - 8:58 am

    This is a wonderful article and I thank you for sharing with the community. However, I was not the one to propose this program. This was the brain child of Elliot Jones, who works in the Yolo County Public Guardian's Office. He brought it to me since his office did not have funding for this. As a member of the Rebekah Lodge I felt this was something we could do and the membership agreed. I do not feel comfortable being credited with this absolutely fabulous program! Thank you, Barb Geisler.

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