Man Donates iPads To Help The Elderly Stay Connected With Their Families
May 16, 2020
A New Jersey man is helping the elderly stay connected to their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wildwood Crest resident John Lynch recently had to say a final goodbye to his father via FaceTime. His dad was at a memory care unit in Atlanta and because of restrictions, Lynch couldn’t see him in person before he died.
So far, Lynch has collected more than 60 iPads through his “Lunch with Lynch Foundation”, which usually focuses on providing learning experiences for children and assisting families with life threatening illnesses.
Lynch is calling his new project “Operation Connection: The iPad Project.”
The first 20 iPads collected went to Cape May County Medical Center and the rest will be distributed to nursing homes in Cape May County and hospitals across the country.
Lynch says he knows how important technology is to connect separated families.
“In the memory of my father, Hugh Lynch, I want to help people in the hospitals communicate with their family members,” he said.