On October 30th, Eversound partnered with Commonwealth Senior Living to host a silent disco event for seniors. The event took place in Norfolk, Virginia, and had the theme of “Dancing Through the Decades.” With nearly 200 attendees from six different assisted living locations, including residents, staff, family, and community members, it could likely be the largest senior silent disco to date!
To “Dance Through the Decades,” each senior living community was assigned a decade starting from the 1920s through the 1970s. Residents and staff wore costumes from their designated decade, and top hits from each decade were played from famous artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis, and the Bee Gees.
In addition to being a fun-filled evening, the main purpose of the event was to raise awareness about hearing loss and social isolation – two increasingly prevalent conditions among the older population and senior living communities specifically.
With Eversound’s group wireless hearing technology even residents with profound hearing loss were able to hear, communicate, participate, and enjoy themselves at the event. However, Eversound was designed for much more than silent discos and musical programming. The wireless headsets link to a transmitter, which can connect with any audio source, including a microphone, television or music player.
At Commonwealth in particular, Eversound is used for many other regular activities and serves several purposes. It can be used during guided bus tours in order to hear more clearly, during physical therapy appointments to effectively communicate and take part in care plans, and of course to help residents enjoy their favorite songs from their younger days.