Sonora students help retirement home residents virtually visit favorite places

Posted: October 16, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Adam Teakell (right), a seventh-grader at Sonora Middle School, watches Friday as Eddie Sue Adams, a resident at Rocking Chair Inn Residential Care, watches a virtual family boat ride 360-degree video at the Inn in Springdale. Students in Derek Rutherford’s Environmental and Spatial Technology class created the video of the boat ride and a classroom lecture as requested by the residents.

SPRINGDALE -- Two students adjusted the virtual reality headset so Eddie Sue Adams could get a clear view. She was sitting in an armchair in the Rocking Chair Inn retirement home Friday morning while she experienced a 360-degree view of a boat gliding across a lake.

David Dickinson, a resident at Rocking Chair Inn Residential Care, watches a virtual classroom lecture 360-degree video.

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