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Woodland Pond at New Paltz selects Connected Living, a Sodexo Partner, as the Exclusive Connection Provider for Families, Friends and the Community

Woodland Pond and Connected Living join forces to bring a new communication platform in New Paltz, connecting seniors, employees and families.

NEW PALTZ, NY, December 21, 2017 – Woodland Pond at New Paltz, N.Y., the Mid-Hudson Valley’s premiere Continuing Care Retirement Community, today announces a partnership with Connected Living, the nation’s leading connector of Seniors with family, friends and communities. Connected Living came to Woodland Pond at New Paltz through Sodexo – Quality of Life Services. Connected Living and Sodexo have an exclusive partnership to bring technology solutions which build competitive advantage for Senior Living communities. This partnership creates a better way for residents, employees and families to connect with each other and access goods and services.

“Our partnership with Sodexo has provided us with the perfect opportunity to compliment all of the amazing Quality of Life Services being delivered with the power of connection, which is a powerful combination that is unmatched in the industry.  This is a very forward thinking community who sees the power of technology and innovation as being key factors to better serve the residents, families and employees of Woodland Pond,” said Neil Sullivan, COO of Connected Living.

Connected Living’s mobile app enables family members of all ages, employees and residents to stay in touch, easily and privately, regardless of geographic distances and busy schedules. The app also provides relevant content, access to vital goods and services such as food and transportation and therefore enhanced “peace of mind.”   Integrated into Connected Living’s mobile app is Circles, a global concierge service by Sodexo that  offers live assistance with many daily tasks and easy access to goods and services.  The Connected Living mobile app is currently available for iOS and Android.

“With an unprecedented 15 percent of the total U.S. population over the age of 65 – more than 46 million Americans – ensuring a vital connected lifestyle for seniors is more important than ever. By combining Connected Living’s award-winning technology solutions with Sodexo’s leading services, we can now offer operators of Senior Living communities the confidence that they are providing the best quality of life services for their residents and families,” said Joe Cuticelli, CEO of Seniors for Sodexo in North America.

Woodland Pond is the first CCRC in New York State to offer the full connectivity suite from Connected Living. This includes digital signage, a PC based resident portal, a private informational TV channel and the powerful mobile app. Of special significance, the community is offering the 24x7x365 virtual concierge services through the app to all residents, family members and employees.

Michelle Gramoglia, President and CEO of Woodland Pond said, “We are excited to team up with Connected Living as they are helping to solve common problems we all face in senior living, namely communication with residents, connectivity to family and easy access to

services and shopping. The communication avenues that Connected Living has opened up are unbelievable, and we can get information into our resident, employee, and families fingertips immediately.  Connected Living is now one of the most powerful tools in our belt here at Woodland Pond. We look forward to the impact this will have on everyone in the community. Offering their entire suite to all of our constituents simply made sense.”

 

About Connected Living, Inc.

Connected Living is a social impact company that pioneered private social networks and technology, demonstrating how better connections contribute to happier and healthier lives. The new Connected Living mobile app enables family members of all ages to stay in touch easily and privately despite geographic distances and busy schedules.  The app also provides relevant content, access to vital goods and services such as food and transportation and therefore enhanced “peace of mind.”  The Connected Living mobile app is currently available for iOS and Android mobile devices. To download the Connected Living mobile app, visit https://app.connectedliving.com.

Contact: Neil Sullivan, nsullivan@ConnectedLiving.com, Office: 617-620-4704

 

About Woodland Pond

Woodland Pond at New Paltz is located in New Paltz, N.Y., and is a not-for-profit, upscale continuing care retirement community (CCRC), tailored exclusively for those aged 62 and older. Nestled beneath the shoulder of the breathtaking Shawangunk Ridge, the community opened in 2009 and is the only CCRC in the mid-Hudson Valley. Woodland Pond offers an 83-acre campus that includes a professionally staffed Health Center and a Community Center with an art studio, fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, salon, Market Basket, billiard room, library, woodworking shop, game room, computer lab and more.

As a true CCRC, Woodland Pond at New Paltz offers independent living with a choice of a private residence (24 cottages and 177 apartments), services and amenities. Many of the apartment styles and all the cottages are now either fully reserved and/or occupied. Under Woodland Pond’s Life Care program, residents are provided privileged admission to the assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing center. Life Care functions similar to a long-term-care policy wrapped in a healthy and fulfilling resort lifestyle—so that residents can enjoy this chapter of their lives in an inspiring and supportive environment, free from worrying about escalating future long-term-care expenses.

Woodland Pond caters to a diverse group of accomplished individuals with a variety of interests and a zest for life. For more details, please visit: http://wpatnp.org.

 

About Sodexo USA

Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.  To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook and @SodexoUSA on Twitter.

Contact: Enrico Dinges, Sodexo, Inc., 301-987-4393, enrico.dinges@sodexo.com

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