Seven Rotary Clubs in Niagara (The Rotary Clubs of St. Catharines Lakeshore, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls Sunrise, Fonthill, Lincoln, Grimsby, and Welland) have joined forces to supply Samsung Tablets to each of the Long-Term Care Homes managed by the Regional Municipality of Niagara.
As we are all too aware, the residents of these term care facilities are in “lock-down”, unable to see or speak to their loved ones outside of the home other than waving at a window. COVID-19 has imprisoned the senior generation of families, especially at a time when they need their family’s words, smiles and love.
Local Rotary Clubs across Niagara wanted to help. After contacting the Regions LTC coordinator, who canvassed all their facilities, it was agreed that on-line communication was a real need and that all 8 of their facilities wanted tablets for their residents use.
Based on this research, each of Linhaven (St. Catharines), The T. Roy Adams Regional Centre for Dementia Care (St. Catharines), Deer Park Villa (Grimsby), Upper Canada Lodge (Niagara‐on‐the‐Lake), The Meadows of Dorchester (Niagara Falls), The Woodlands of Sunset (Welland), D.H. Rapelje Lodge (Welland) and Northland Pointe (Port Colborne) have received 10 inch Samsung tablets perfect for residents to share, contact and talk with their families and friends.
For more information, and individual Rotary Club contact information if desired, please contact Eric Jones, President of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore (905) 682-3693 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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[Photos and Captions – variety based on location of the LTC home] [Photo IMG_5748 RED.jpg] Caption: Eric Jones, Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore President presents three tablets to Jeannette Beauregard, Linhaven Program Manager.[Photo Meadows of Dorchester RED.jpg] Caption: Aimie Taylor, Meadows of Dorchester Program Manager (center) and two other Super Heroes receiving 5 tablets (four to be distributed to other LTC facilities). [Photo 20200521_144925 RED.jpg] Caption: Kristen Marchese, Program Manager at Upper Canada Lodge receives tablet.