The Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home was awarded a Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby Grant of $2,000 towards their purchase of a Smart TV to enhance virtual programming for residents.
A Smart TV will provide access to the internet to enhance resident enjoyment in the personal care home in the following ways:
- YouTube videos for entertainment, church services, reminiscing programs
- Netflix for movies/shows that can be played when recreation programs are not running
- Fun videos
- The ability to perform virtual visits on a large screen
Due to the pandemic, visitation restrictions were introduced into personal care homes. Recreation departments adopted more technology to meet the residents’ needs. Virtual programs were a great option when in-person services could not be offered. A Smart TV will allow these programs to be more accessible for residents and for them to be able to view the program on a large-screen TV.
Access to YouTube and internet via the Smart TV will provide more programming based on the interests/requests of the residents. The large screen will be more visually appealing and allow more residents to participate.
The residents, along with the staff of the Lac du Bonnet personal care home, would like to thank the community for the numerous donations that we have received over the years from organizations and committees, including the Lion’s club, The Ladies Legion Auxiliary and Mrs. Luccis. A thank-you to The Knights of Columbus, the Catholic church and the Lutheran church with supplying the cake and gifts to our residents for their birthdays. The community of Lac du Bonnet has been so generous to the residents that we would like to say thank you for your gracious generosity. Again, thanks to all for enriching the residents’ lives!
Interlake Eastern Health Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information visit www.iehf.ca or contact Averill Stephenson, Executive Director at (204) 785-4703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo left to right: Debra Bilawka, recreation coordinator at Lac du Bonnet PCH; Maurice, a resident; and Ron Clinton, member of the Lac du Bonnet Ice fishing Derby committee.