LeadingAge California Enlightenment Project
Applications for the Enlightenment Project closed on March 1st, 2023.
What is the LeadingAge California Enlightenment Project?
The California Department of Public Health has awarded a civil monetary penalties (CMP) grant of $1.4 million to the LeadingAge California Foundation to bring Obie for Seniors’ interactive gaming console to 50 skilled nursing facilities.
The Enlightenment Project will use the complete library of Obie programs, games, and activities to improve the quality of life of residents by addressing social isolation, loneliness, reduced mobility, and cognitive decline. LeadingAge California will collect quarterly reports of Obie users improvements in social interaction, mood, and memory.
The three-year project aims to engage residents in meaningful play, expand activities for dementia residents, and foster relationships between residents.
What is Obie for Seniors?
Obie is an interactive gaming console with an embedded projector that transmits onto any surface: floors, walls, and tabletops. Engaging residents with the display encourages them to interact in active play, using body movements add hand-eye coordination tactics.
Obie can project games on any floor, wall or tabletop to create meaningful joy in your facility by:
Improving mobility and motoric capabilities
Encourages moving with active games designed for long-term care residents.
Enhancing cognitive activity
Delivers a combination of memory challenges and entertainment with interactive games.
Increasing social interactions
Creates social experiences to reconnect with family, friends, and care partners.
At no cost, participating SNFs receive:
- Obie hardware and mobile cart
- 50 games and 24-month subscription
- Obie analytics and 24-month subscription
- Installation, training, and 24 months of customer support
Have any questions about the Enlightenment Project?
Please contact Cortney Kesterson, Grant Manager via email or (916) 898-9753.
If your facility is interested in purchasing an Obie projector outside of our grant program, please contact Melonie Tindall, EyeClick representative.