“Einstein” is our affectionate nickname for “It’s Never 2 Late” (IN2L®), an advanced computer system with a 65-inch television screen being enjoyed by residents throughout GranVida.
Ironically, Leslie Sweeney, an IN2L co-founder, is a Santa Barbara resident. She and President Jack York of Denver launched the company 20 years ago to teach seniors to use computers, browse the web and send emails.
Since then, it’s blossomed into something much bigger. In fact, MedTech Boston just named it one of the top five social engagement tools for seniors.
Today, IN2L has multiple features for helping residents with memory care issues, therapy, and activities. These include a casino slot machine function, karaoke, digital puzzles, painting programs, and TV programs from yesteryear like “The Andy Griffith Show” and “I Love Lucy”. A music feature even turns the IN2L keyboard into a piano keyboard or drums.
Catherine Lee, Executive Director at GranVida, says, “Our Einstein makes Alexa look like a baby in a baby carriage”.