Jefferson City nursing home residents receive gift of communication

Members of the Jefferson City Evening Rotary Club spent the past couple of days distributing digital tablets to eight nursing facilities in the city — four for each.

The 32 Amazon Fire tablets are intended to help residents of the nursing homes to meet online with their families and physicians.

Club President Joe Meysrik arrived at Heisinger Bluffs — a Lutheran Senior Services complex on West Main Street — with four of the devices in hand late Tuesday morning.

The club sought the matching grant from Rotary District 6080 by presenting the idea of getting tablets for the Jefferson City nursing facilities.