Iroquois Lodge got 14 iPads thanks to a donation from the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation last week.
Elders at the lodge will now have another way to maintain independence and ensure communication with loved ones through the use of the iPads.
The iPads will provide increased access for residents to watch movies, connect with family and friends via video calls and access an activity account set up for various sources of entertainment.
Andy Joseph, Iroquois Lodge Administrator and Tricia Martin, Director of Care received the iPads on behalf of the residents.
They expressed appreciation and noted how much impact the donation would have on residents.
SNGRDC said it was pleased to donate the iPads.
“I am so glad we were able to donate the iPads to Iroquois Lodge rather than sending them to a storage room to gather dust or to a landfill,” said SNGRDC board member Rachel Martin. “Instead, they will bring joy, entertainment and further access to communication for our Elders. It was such a pleasure to hear the ways residents will be able to use the iPads and to see and hear the appreciation from the staff, just a wonderful feeling.”
The corporation donated the iPads and cases which were previously used by the SNGRDC Group, which consists of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee.
Iroquois Lodge is a long-term care home in the village of Ohsweken committed to ensuring that all residents are treated with dignity, respect and live in a healthy environment. The facility says it prides itself on being sensitive and responsive to each individual’s spiritual and cultural values.
Iroquois Lodge is focused on enhancing the quality of life and autonomy for residents, their families and staff.
The iPads donated by SNGRDC are another avenue for independence and will increase quality of life through inter-connection when many are unable to visit their loved ones.