Ecumen and Presto Agreement Brings Email to Seniors

NewImageEcumen announced an agreement to make Preston Mail available to all of their in home customers.

The Minnesota based company, which provides senior housing and services, will use the service to enable family members to connect through Presto’s computer-less email solution for seniors.

“We had been searching for the right solution to enable kids, grandkids, extended family and friends to be able to digitally connect to our customers who don’t use computers,” said Larry Jorgensen, Chief Information Officer of Ecumen. “Presto provides an elegant way to link our customers to their friends and family all over the world without anyone needing to learn anything new. People just send email with attached photos or documents. Our customers just receive beautifully formatted letters that are automatically printed out of a special HP printer connected to their phone line. The absence of complexity is what caused us to choose Presto.”

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The Presto Mail service provides a customized email address for Ecumen customers and a managed “friends” list that eliminates spam or junk mail from non-approved senders. The friend’s name and phone number are printed on the top of each message to facilitate return phone calls. Many other functions are provided including message scheduling, delivery confirmation, auto-delivery of Facebook photos, and online ink & paper level monitoring.

“Since our launch in 2006, Presto has been purchased directly by families looking for a solution to bridge the digital divide with their parents,” said Peter Radsliff, CEO of Presto Services, “Through this new relationship with Ecumen, Presto now has the opportunity to expand deployment of its Presto Mail service to people who might not otherwise have known it existed.”

Jorgensen continued, “Besides providing more joy in our customer’s lives through a closer, real-time connection to family, having a digital link can also connect them to important community services, local businesses, and even medical personnel and caregivers.”

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Ecumen will be offering Presto Mail to their customers for $14.99 a month plus a one-time charge of $99.99 for the Printing Mailbox made for Presto by HP.