Buzztime Signs Partnership With Harbor Retirement Associates
CARLSBAD, CA–NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NTN), a leader in innovative interactive entertainment, has signed a partnership with Harbor Retirement Associates, a vertically integrated regional senior living development and management company. The collaboration will equip every new HarborChase Senior Living Community with Buzztime’s interactive entertainment network.
Common areas throughout each of these communities will be equipped with Buzztime’s free-to-play interactive tablets. Residents and visitors will be able to engage in Buzztime interactive trivia and games that allow for playing independently, with other players in the room, in live group trivia contests that span other HarborChase communities, or with any player accessing the Buzztime network from hundreds of dining and entertainment venues across the country.
Buzztime is also creating tailored game content that will appeal to players of all ages, allowing residents and their visitors to enjoy the experience, showcased on large displays in the common areas. When not in use for gaming, those displays will show community messages and other relevant content for residents.
“Buzztime has provided a unique new way for our residents and family members of all ages to bond through Buzztime’s entertainment technology. Fun competition also allows our residents to connect with others from across the country,” said Peggy Connelly, National Director of Life Enrichment & Memory Care, Harbor Retirement Associates. “In addition to creating opportunities for fun relationships, the Buzztime system helps to support our residents’ overall cognition and brain fitness, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.”
“Our company was built on keeping players engaged and challenged with shared, innovative, and most importantly, fun gaming experiences,” noted Ram Krishnan, CEO, Buzztime. “Beyond helping to bring communities together, offering mentally challenging entertainment in a senior living environment has obvious rewards in helping to keep residents cognitively sharp,” he added, referring to a New England Journal of Medicine study that showed adults who frequently engage in mentally stimulating activities are significantly more likely to maintain mental acuity and cognitive well-being.