COVID-19 has greatly impacted the health and well-being of our senior citizens, as they are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus as well as physical and social distancing have led to their emotional deterioration.
Maple Diversity facilitated the donation of 25 tablets from Telus Canada to support Mon Sheong Foundation’s three Long-Term Care Centres in the GTA.
Mon Sheong Foundation, founded in Toronto in 1964 as a charitable organization to promote Chinese culture and heritage through caring for the elderly and nurturing the young. Mon Sheong Foundation provides programs and services to the elderly and to the young in response to the needs of Canada’s culturally diverse communities.
These tablets will not only connect Mon Sheong’s elderly residents with their families through video conferencing, but will also help keep them active and engaged by playing activity games designed for seniors (such as painting, memory training, fishing etc).
As Virtual Care has been highly encouraged now, the tablets will also enhance the access by residents to physicians and specialist consultations via video calls.