See what people are saying about Zinnia TV.

"What a blessing and a gift this TV station is"

"It’s very visual, it’s very in-the-moment, it has positive things that you can look at. You can watch things together, you can talk about things together, and you don’t have to focus on a relationship the person doesn’t remember."

Teepa Snow
Positive Approach to Care

"This became a critical tool for us"

"It's been really helpful, both personally and in my role at PAC. I do consultations with families around the world, and I can't tell you the number of times when a care partner might say 'I just need ten minutes to do something but my person/loved one is shadowing me all the time' and we talk about using Zinnia TV."

Carolyn Lukert
PAC Consultant and Support Mentor

Positive Approach to Care

"This is a multi-generational tool"

"We use [Zinnia TV] very intentionally. With the creative engagement side of Aging Wisdom, it's very tailored to a person's strengths and it's tied to an individual's interests and personal history. We've absolutely loved having it at our fingertips."

Keri Pollock
Director of Marketing & Communications

Aging Wisdom

"I am just so thankful that this exists, it is incredibly important for us"

Lori La Bey is a care partner for her mother and the Founder/ Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks. Lori led a discussion about Dementia and the Zinnia TV support tool with an a panel of experts, including Co-Founder Allyson Schrier, University of WA neuropsychologist Carolyn Parsey, Keri Pollock of the home care agency Aging Wisdom and Carolyn Lukert, PAC Consultant & Mentor and care partner for her own mother.

"Zinnia TV helps our residents be more engaged in their lives and their day and what is going on around them"

"We have a resident who gets very anxious later in the day and upset and it’s hard for her to be around others. I went in her room with her and plugged my tablet into her TV and we watched the baking video and gardening. She separated from her anxiety and we talked about the videos and she was really engaged and I was amazed. I would highly recommend Zinnia TV for other Sunrise communities."

Rachel Lyons
Enrichment Director
Sunrise Senior Living, Issaquah, WA

"Zinnia TV makes my job easier"

"I know Zinnia TV works to keep people engaged. I can reliably put it on and run out of the room. We need to leave the room for a few minutes from time to time and like using Zinnia TV better than YouTube or a music video. Really valuable – would be useful in another community."

Natalie Hinds
Enrichment Director
Jefferson House Memory Care, Kirkland, WA
"I would definitely recommended Zinnia TV to other communities – even if they only use it to ease transitions. We know we can count on Zinnia TV to be the antidote to her sadness."

Molly S.
Activity Assistant
Jefferson House Memory Care, Kirkland, WA
"It kind of gets people out of their head. It’s really good for calming people down so they stop feeling lost, or wondering what’s going on, or where am I supposed to be. 'I’m just here in this moment watching horses and listening to soothing music.' The entire dining hall goes from high stress to this wonderful moment of silence when Zinnia TV starts playing."

Lavina F.
Care Manager
Jefferson House Memory Care, Kirkland, WA

More praise from Care Partners

"What a goldmine Zinnia TV is! I have been my 86-year-old mother's full-time care partner since she was diagnosed in 2014. She enjoys nature shows, but TV programmes like movies and news are often too long and can trigger agitated responses. We watched the Fresh Air conversation video and she read the titles, asked questions, and expressed her thoughts. The babies video was my mum's favourite, and the underwater video was so calming. Thank you so much for Zinnia TV!"

Sharifah T.
Family Care Partner, Malaysia
“Zinnia caters to something that many care providers haven't thought about: what people with mid-stage or late-stage dementia watch on TV. It will become a key part of care. From seeing my clients react to the programming during the trials, I can say that for sure it has a positive impact on people with dementia and is something that many care providers will use.”

Lawrence T.
Family Resource Home Care's Platinum Caregiver of the Year
“The Zinnia TV project is a wonderful concept that has brought more joy to my aunt in an innovative way. We used to turn on classic TV shows and movies that my aunt used to love, thinking she would enjoy them, but as her dementia progressed she would get up and wander in the middle of a show. Zinnia TV's short, personalized videos reach her, as she is able to follow the content.”
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Amie K.
Family Care Partner, Seattle
"My wife has become much more engaged by Zinnia TV as her dementia has progressed. You guys just nailed it. Sometimes we watch the screen savers that come with Apple TV, yet those nature scenes just don't keep her attention the way your videos do. I don't know if it's the length of time that images remain on the screen, or the images you've chosen, but whatever it is, you've figured out what it takes to keep her engaged."
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John S.
Seattle
“Zinnia TV is super helpful. My client becomes distracted really easily. The nature videos, like waterfalls, trees, birds--they’re really engaging for her. She’s curious about what we’re watching, and often sighs, or says things like, ‘Such beauty!’ I had no idea that she likes dogs! I showed her the Dogs video and she got so excited--she had never communicated that to me, so it was really interesting to make that discovery.”

Amy K.
Creative Engagement Specialist, Aging Wisdom

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