In early October, the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement awarded The Arc of Essex County $15,000 in grant funds to be used for COVID-19 related needs. The Arc will use these funds to expand its tele-medicine initiative with StationMD purchasing an additional 9 telehealth kiosks for our group homes. The kiosks come equipped with a laptop hooked up to medical equipment to monitor patient vitals and communicate with doctors in real time via video conferencing.
Since 2018, The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement has awarded The Arc $30,000 in grant funds to assist elderly individuals to remain healthy, active and engaged and generally to improve their quality of life. The Arc of Essex County thanks the Wallerstein Foundation for their continued support, especially in the face of this unprecedented pandemic.