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Joan, Iowa, Age 83

Joan is the matriarch of a large family that includes 10 children, 21 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren, many of whom live out of state.

Keeping tabs on her large family, from a small town in Iowa, was difficult as Joan never owned a smartphone or computer.

Fortunately, those days of isolation are a thing of the past for this head of the family now that she has a GrandPad.

Joan looks forward to playing games, listening to music, daily emails, family pictures, and face-to-face chats. The GrandPad brings her family to her and has become a prized possession.


"My family is spread out all over, it makes me feel connected"

I have always been close to my grandmother Joan, so when I moved out of state, while pregnant with my first child, I was worried that I would have very few opportunities to share my new, little one with someone so dear to me. To my surprise, Iowa doesn't seem so far away when I use the GrandPad to video chat with Grandma. With the GrandPad, I am able to stay connected with my grandmother, and she can watch all of my little girl's milestones. The GrandPad keeps this long-distance family together.

- Jill (granddaughter) - Nevada - Age 35

My mom is hooked on her GrandPad and doesn't leave home without it. She'll tell you it's changed her life. She tells me a GrandPad story every time I talk to her. A great benefit for me has been the GrandPad companion app on my iPhone. I post pictures regularly as I work in my garden and remodel in my house so Mom and my family can share in my progress. My reward is seeing what the rest of the family is posting. I haven't met two of my great nieces yet, but I have been able to watch them grow up with videos and pictures being posted on the GrandPad companion app. The first and last thing I do every day is check the GrandPad companion App to see what the rest of the family is up to. I love it!

- Amy (daughter) - Iowa - Age 5

The GrandPad has been changing my mother's life. She is now electronically connected to all of her children, not to mention her grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Mom is "in the know" with all of my siblings and their families and is watching the next generation of kids grow up in real time, as we post pictures and videos for her daily. Our entire family has benefited from the GrandPad. It's so exciting to have our mother connected with us, and we love how Mom uses her GrandPad as a brag book to show off the family pictures when she visits with her friends.

- Jill (daughter) - Iowa - Age 51

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