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HHHunt Continues Smart Senior Living Community Journey with K4Connect, Introduces Voice Technology to Spring Arbor Senior Living

HHHunt SVP of Spring Arbor Senior Living Richard Williams and K4Connect CEO Scott Moody expand partnership over breakfast at the same restaurant table they did at the start of the relationship in 2017

K4Community has brought tremendous value to our senior living portfolio. Our residents and staff truly value it, and we’ve seen tangible operational ROI… – Richard Williams, HHHunt SVP of Spring Arbor Senior Living

RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, announced today the further expansion of its partnership with HHHunt’s Spring Arbor Senior Living, operator of Spring Arbor assisted living communities across the Mid-Atlantic. Throughout 2020, HHHunt’s Spring Arbor Senior Living plans to expand its technology offering with new voice technologies, while adding additional communities to its K4Connect-enabled portfolio of communities.
This expansion comes three years after HHHunt signed on as K4Connect’s very first customer to implement K4Community, the company’s flagship technology solution designed for senior living, in 2017. Over the years, hundreds of residents and staff have benefitted from responsive environments enabled by smart home automation, more connected experiences through digital content and communications, and improved engagement with community activities, staff, family and fellow residents. The technology has also helped improve the organization’s overall occupancy, sharpened its market differentiation and positively impacted operational costs. The addition of leading-edge voice assistant technologies will now give Spring Arbor residents and staff voice-activated control of smart home features, community content and daily activities.
“K4Community has brought tremendous value to our senior living portfolio. Our residents and staff truly value it, and we’ve seen tangible operational ROI including, as an example, a meaningful contribution to a 15 point vacancy decrease at one of our communities,” said, HHHunt SVP of Spring Arbor Senior Living, Richard Williams. “We’re committed to continuing to leverage innovative technologies like voice to provide great experiences for our residents and staff with K4Connect, which is why we’re planning to extend the K4Community solution from today’s 10 to 13 Spring Arbor communities, while expanding our original agreement from two years to four more years.”
Voice technology has proved more than a novelty for assisted living residents, including easing access and engagement for those with visual and mobility impairments, and in communities voice-enabled to date, seeing over 70 percent daily adoption rates. Spring Arbor will introduce voice through Amazon’s Alexa across all of its K4Community-enabled assisted living communities this year, providing voice-activated community content, automated home features and K4 Alexa Skills customized to community needs. And residents are already seeing the benefits, as one Spring Arbor of Crofton resident said, “The fact that it can call the front desk is very beneficial.”
“We firmly believe the future of senior living is in Smart Senior Living Communities, and HHHunt is a prime example of that journey. When we first worked together, voice-first technology wasn’t even on senior living’s radar. Now, we’re bringing this technology to hundreds of residents using the same extendable system we implemented three years ago, K4Community,” said K4Connect CEO and co-founder F. Scott Moody. “We’re excited to continue our innovative partnership and for what’s to come in 2020 and beyond.”
K4Connect is the leading provider of enterprise-grade technologies for senior living communities, currently serving more than 28,000 residents at over 120 premier continuing care, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the nation. The company’s patented (28 US patents to-date) operating system, FusionOS, on which K4Community is built, is the first and only of its kind in senior living. To learn more about K4Connect and its solutions, visit us at http://www.k4connect.com.
About HHHuntHHHunt is a diversified regional real estate development and management company with residential communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. HHHunt, with primary offices in Blacksburg, VA, Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, employs over 1700 people in the areas of community development, home building, apartment living and senior living development and management.
About K4ConnectK4Connect is a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, together with the people, communities and organizations that support them. K4Connect’s solutions integrate the latest in Smart Home, Smart Wellness and Smart Living technologies into a single easy-to-use solution designed specifically for and with those they serve. The Company’s premier solution, K4Community, is currently being used by tens of thousands of senior living residents and staff across the country. For more information, please visit http://www.k4connect.com.

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Author Survives The Unimaginable And Shares Journey In Her Novel ‘My Unforeseen Journey: Losing Sight Gaining Vision’

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
‘My Unforeseen Journey: Losing Sight Gaining Vision’ is the deeply moving story of a young woman, Melanie, whose life changes drastically after suffering a massive stroke that leaves her legally blind and completely paralyzed on her left side. This “must read” is penned by an unforgettable Canadian author, Melanie Taddeo-Nxumalo.
The author of this empowering narrative, imparts her experiences in a unique and inspiring way, providing profound insights for the reader to relate to in their own unforeseen journeys. This book is a practical guide about how to overcome adversity with resilience and how to move forward in times of hardship.
“We never know when we may be faced with unforeseen challenges. I hope that by sharing my story, I will encourage and enable others – entrepreneurs, professionals, and community leaders alike, to embrace life’s challenges and overcome adversity with dignity and ease” says Melanie Taddeo-Nxumalo.
Testimonials:“Melanie is a force of nature. Her deep-seated belief in the potential of everyone inspires all around her. Especially me.”-Kai Black, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
“Melanie’s chronicle of misfortune offers us an engaging approach to building resilience by offering processes and tools to prevail when faced with our own unforeseen journey. She wrote this book from a place of vulnerability, integrity and humility.”-Gaby Mammone, Professional Speaker and Social Entrepreneur
Melanie has a strength that is unmatched. After years of therapy, Melanie was able to regain her independence and go on to become the first legally blind teacher to graduate in Ontario – a certified special education teacher with over ten years of experience in program development, fundraising, community outreach, volunteer management, and public speaking.
Based on Melanie’s personal experiences with respect to the lack of support and opportunities to foster independence for individuals with disabilities, she founded a charity, Connect 4 Life, and launched Voices 4 Ability. Connect 4 Life aims to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities by strengthening their independence and contributions to society; and to promote positive social change by transforming public perception. She is also an inspirational speaker and works to help individuals overcome adversity with dignity and ease, and find their voice. Voices 4 Ability is a social enterprise offering an introduction to broadcasting for people with disabilities. The talk radio shows address various relevant topics such as accessibility, employment, breaking down barriers, relationships, advocacy, and barrier free living just to name a few.
Her inspirational book My Unforeseen Journey: Losing Sight Gaining Vision is published by IC Publishing. Cover price is $20 CDN. ISBN Paperback # 978-1-989304-30-3. eBook is $9.95 CDN. ISBN Digital # 978-1-989304-31-0.

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Jana Roe’s newly released “Burned: My Journey Through Addiction” is a deeply-inspiring journey of struggle, challenges, and overcoming the odds

MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 24, 2020
“Burned: My Journey Through Addiction”; a beautiful testimony of hope and transformation as the author finds her purpose and passion by sharing her story to help others. “Burned: My Journey Through Addiction” is the creation of published author Jana Roe, a first-time writer who has worked in education for over twenty years. She lives in the Midwest with her family.
Roe shares, “She is a wife, mother and to the outside world her life was ideal, but that was a façade. On the inside she was struggling with an un-healthy self-image, low-self-esteem and she had a secret. Everyone could see that she was tan, but they had no idea about the deep rooted rituals and obsessions that she dealt with on a daily basis. Tanning and looking “perfect” were the only things that mattered to her and they took years to recognize and decades to overcome.
She discusses her relationship with her addiction and how she went from being powerless to being in control of her life. Her journey has been physically, emotionally and mentally painful because of the choices that she made. However, this is not a race, it is a journey that is filled with faith, healing and helping others.
Be prepared to be uplifted and inspired after reading how her faith gave her hope to overcome this powerful enemy-addiction. This is her life, raw and no more secrets.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jana Roe’s new book is a captivating, personal story written with the aim to educate others on the dangers of tanning and to inspire them with her own triumphant battle over addiction. Through this work, she wants her readers to be reminded of their ability to change their own lives-like the way she did hers.
Consumers can purchase “Burned: My Journey Through Addiction” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “Burned: My Journey Through Addiction”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.
“View a synopsis of “Burned: My Journey through Addiction” on YouTube.

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