Unit 21 awards NH Auxiliary president with check for $1.5kAmerican Legion Auxiliary Unit 21
October 19. 2017 12:52AM
CONCORD — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21 of Concord presented a check for $1,500 to Paula-Carol Alger, president of the Department of N.H. American Legion Auxiliary, last week at Post 21.
The check was awarded to Alger for her yearlong project to provide technology to support veterans at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
The project, “It’s Never too Late — Dignity Through Technology,” features a picture-based touchscreen interface that engages patients in educational, spiritual and personalized content designed to improve eye-hand coordination and memory. The equipment stimulates cognitive abilities as part of a rehabilitation program.
The members of Unit 21 raised the funds to contribute to this project by sponsoring a fundraiser in memory of former Auxiliary President Jodi Robinson, who passed away on Christmas after a long battle with cancer. Other funds were raised from the Auxiliary’s Poppy Fund, the proceeds of which are used solely for the benefit of veterans.
Alger spoke of the importance of this technology for patients and their families, mentioning that it can help forgotten memories and connections to awaken.