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Wesley Nursing Department Supports Luther Towers


Luther Towers resident Dorothy Harrison (seated) utilizes the large touch screen computers provided by Wesley College Nursing Department. Retired Chair of the Nursing Department Dr. Lucille Gambardella and Luther Towers Executive Director Gary L. Coy look on.

The Wesley College Nursing Department secured grant funds to assist the elderly population in Kent County. The grant allowed the Nursing Department to provide Luther Towers with updated computers and software through the Palmer Foundation. Luther Towers is a residential facility for low-income elderly in Kent County. The institution consists of six buildings with independent living apartments for the residents.

The grant has been funded over the past several years. This year, the money was used to purchase six lap top computers with large touch screens for the Luther Tower residents. There will be one computer in each building. Software provided includes health-teaching programs. Tutorials on how to use the computers will be provided by Wesley College staff.

“Our partnership with Luther Towers has provided the nursing department with great experience,” said Retired Chair of Nursing Dr. Lucille Gambardella. “We hope to continue working with them and serve the community.”

The Palmer Foundation has previously provided grants to Wesley College that they have utilized to support Luther Towers. In the past, they have been used to teach CPR, conduct health fairs, and hold USO style social events with music and dancing from the 1940s era.

Wesley College, a fully accredited college with undergraduate and graduate programs, provides an exceptional student-centered learning community in the liberal arts tradition. For more information about Wesley College, visit www.wesley.edu.