Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels (YMOW) has a new partner in our mission to support our homebound neighbors, and her name is ElliQ.
ElliQ is a proactive companion robot that helps older adults remain active, engaged, and independent. Designed for seniors who spend most of their day alone, ElliQ fights the damaging effects of loneliness and empowers seniors to take control of their physical, mental, and social health, all from the safety and comfort of home. ElliQ assists with various activities, including physical and mental exercises, medication reminders, and wellness goal setting and tracking. ElliQ can engage in daily conversation, tell jokes, provide news updates, send and receive text and video messages, and much more.
Brent Kolb has never been one to sit idly by while there’s work to be done. And in his first year as a member of the YMOW board of directors, he’s found plenty of opportunities to pitch in.
“I can’t stand by and watch people do stuff without at least offering to help,” said Brent, YMOW’s volunteer of the quarter for the second quarter of 2022.
Even as a kid, Brent said he was always offering to help in the kitchen and around the house. A recent volunteer appreciation event became a classic example of Brent’s can-do attitude.