Innovative new technology being celebrated at Gilmore Lodge

​New ABBY unit being installed to help improve lives of seniors with dementia. For more information, watch the video: Introducing Abby

WHO:

Residents and staff at Gilmore Lodge, accompanied by volunteers from the Friends of Gilmore group who helped raise funds for the new ABBY technology at the home.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.

WHEREGilmore Lodge, 50 Gilmore Rd. Fort Erie 

WHY:

ABBY allows residents living with dementia to access and interact with personalized experiences, memories and activities. Featuring an interactive touch screen and activities that use switches and knobs, residents are presented with experiences that trigger fond memories and allow for improved family visits. Staff wanted to formally thank the volunteers who made it possible to add a second ABBY unit to the Gilmore Lodge long-term care home and celebrate continued innovation within Niagara Region’s Seniors Services.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Residents and staff interacting with ABBY; an interactive touch screen board that engages residents by triggering fond memories and improving the quality of family visits at the home.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY

Volunteers from the Friends of Gilmore Lodge and staff will be present and available for comment.

Contact

Will Foran
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3466
will.foran@niagararegion.ca


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