Samuelson Furniture, a high-end furniture manufacturer catering to both senior living and hospitality sectors, has recently donated its Allure, a Sound by Samuelson chair, to the Miriam Apartments at the Daughters of Miriam Center. The Paterson-based manufacturer contributed the upscale, Bluetooth-enabled lounge chair to the longstanding not-for-profit in the interest of promoting comfort and wellness to both community members and staff.
”Our team loves exploring new ways to give back to our local community,” says Michael Chalfin, Executive Vice President of Samuelson Furniture. “We’re honored to offer our support to the residents of The Miriam Apartments––our hope is that Allure benefits their day-to-day lives by giving each person the opportunity to have a unique, immersive sound experience within their common space whether it be relaxing with music, watching movies, or listening to audiobooks.”
Allure Provides a Relaxing Escape for Residents, Staff and Guests
Having first made its debut into the assisted living industry in April 2021, Samuelson has been dedicated to making positive impacts through the built environment with its upscale, high-functional products. The fully-upholstered Allure chair is the result of years of extensive ergonomic research, testing and engineering to help meet the needs of seniors. The seat provides optimal back support with a height and depth that has been engineered for ease of entry and exit.
Allure also comes with a patent-pending Bluetooth system that has been built into the seat itself through high-grade technology that transforms the chair into a speaker for a private sound experience.
Installed in a communal space in the Esther and Sam Schwartz Building, the unique, personalized audio experience that the chair provides makes it an effective means for sound therapy and memory care applications, according to Samuelson. This includes, playing calming music or other soothing sounds for community members.
For this project in particular, Samuelson even equipped a side table with a stationary iPad so that the experience is more streamlined and user-friendly for the senior residents.
“Music is indeed a universal language so all our seniors can benefit from this gift,” says Daughters of Miriam’s Executive Vice President Fred Feinstein, quoting American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.