Chicago-based Sentrics (formerly SeniorMetrics) is expanding its suite of services to senior living communities by acquiring Akron, OH-based SeniorTV.

SeniorTV provides television entertainment, community-specific programming and internet and WiFi technology for senior living communities. Sentrics provides integrated technologies for resident communication, monitoring, engagement and entertainment to senior living operators.

“By integrating SeniorTV into our existing multifaceted solution, we will transform the TV into something that empowers senior residents to step beyond mere entertainment to engage their fellow residents, families and the community through easy-to-use two-way interaction,” Sentrics CEO Darin LeGrange said in a statement.

Rick Briggs, founder of SeniorTV, will remain as president and will have an expanded role leading marketing efforts for Sentrics as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

“Becoming part of the Sentrics family allows us to play a larger role to help a more active generation of seniors live more fulfilled lives,” Briggs said. The sum of these parts will create a dynamic new platform never before offered in senior living