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Retirement Community Residents in Palo Alto Travel the World Using Virtual Reality

PALO ALTO, CA–MyndVR, a national leader in providing virtual reality solutions for senior living communities, and Vi Palo Alto, Palo Alto’s premier continuing care retirement community, have announced a partnership.

Vi plans to launch MyndVR’s state-of-the art VR platform tomorrow as part of a groundbreaking new entertainment offering, combining cutting-edge technology and with immersive experiences.

MyndVR recently concluded a series of studies to better determine how virtual reality helps improve happiness and reduce social isolation in aging residents at Long Term Care facilities, and plans to incorporate the results into the launch.

“Our commitment to improving the lives of our elders includes bringing a world of immersive/VR content that allows these amazing people at Vi Living to connect with nature, travel, spirituality, music and arts, animals, etc. The content is limitless, and we are so excited to deploy the MyndVR network with such a progressive organization like Vi,” said Chris Brickler, CEO and founder of MyndVR.

The partnership marks MyndVR’s entrance into the Palo Alto market, and will include independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing applications. To facilitate this, Vi will receive customized headsets, care tablets, and access to MyndVR’s expansive content library powered by Littlstar, a global content network dedicated to virtual reality, 360-degree video and immersive experiences.

“At Vi, we are always seeking new and unique ways to integrate the latest technology that engages our residents,” said Randy Richardson, President at Vi. “MyndVR creates a fun and interactive experience that our residents can enjoy and also learn from with intellectually stimulating activities, such as discussions on current events, learning lectures, trivia contests and science-based memory training classes, as well as a variety of exercise programs and nutritional classes. We’re excited to see what MyndVR can do for our residents, allowing them to unlock old memories or embark on new adventures.”

Chicago-based Vi operates 10 continuing care retirement communities across Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and South Carolina. Vi was honored in Glassdoor’s 12th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2020 across the United States, placing No. 26 on the list of 100 Best Places to Work, honoring U.S. employers with 1,000 or more employees.