“Media room.” It sounds like a place you might have attended inside your elementary school!
When audio/visual companies use the term in a commercial sense, though, they’re usually referring to a designated space in which your clients can enjoy media of the digital type, which includes video games, movies, and television shows.
If you run a senior living facility, though, you might think that you have no use for such a room. Aged individuals, you might reason, tend to not be known, exactly, for their love of technology, and they probably would prefer to bond over bingo nights instead anyway.
Allow Aufderworld, Minneapolis audio/visual consultants, to enlighten you! We’ve helped many senior living facilities see the benefits of a designated space for their retirement home TV, and we’d love to help you, too, starting with this blog post.
What Clients Get out of a Media Room
Enjoying a good flick with good friends isn’t an age-specific pastime. For example, when you walk into a movie theater, you don’t just see parents and their children; families and friends of all shapes and sizes gather there. Everyone can enjoy the film and other forms of media that cater to their interests, and the senior citizens whom your staff care for are no exception.
Of course, your clients will also get more out of a media room than being able to enjoy movies.
● A media room provides a place to get to know new residents | We’ve all been the odd-person-out in the room before, and it certainly isn’t a pleasant experience. Provide a place where newer residents and long-standing ones alike can get to know one another by talking about their media interests and make new friends.
● Spark old memories with clients’ favorite films | Help your clients reflect on a life well-lived with movies that remind them of happy times in their lives. You can even allow residents to play their personal favorite movies in the media room, which allows their peers to get to know them in new and exciting ways—even if nobody actually speaks.
● Bridge the generational gap with exciting family-friendly movies | It can be hard for children and their grandparents to bond, especially if those grandparents live in a retirement community away from their family. With a selection of community movies and a media room, though, connecting across the generations becomes easy. As we said, everyone can enjoy a good flick!
Contact the Audio/Visual Consultants at Aufderworld for Top-Notch A/V Installation
Our Minneapolis team is well-versed in assisting retirement home communities with all of their audio/visual needs. Bring joy to your home with technology’s help and call Aufderworld now at 763-233-7700.