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AGE-WELL & APPTA Policy Rounds Title: How Gerry Connect is Enhancing Social Connection and Independence in Aging Populations

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Speaker: Michelle Nguyen, Product Manager, Gerry Connect by Toronto MicroElectronics Inc.

Description:  Gerry Connect is enhancing social connection and independence among aging populations. It enables older adults to virtually visit loved ones via video calls without the need for assistance, thereby strengthening social connections for older adults with their family and friends, regardless of distance or outbreaks. With one tap on the screen, older adults can make or receive video calls in an easy, fast, and secure manner. Gerry Connect enhances autonomy for older adults and frees up time for staff to provide care. The platform offers the ability to manage participants and access analytics remotely. Family members or care providers can manage Gerry Connect on behalf of older adults by using the Administrative Web Portal without physically being in the room. Gerry Connect has been successfully used in various settings, including home care, retirement homes, and long-term care facilities. Pilot programs and qualitative workshop sessions for Gerry Connect have indicated that the program has a positive impact on participants’ social well-being. The presentation will attempt to influence policy decision-making in favour of using technologies, such as Gerry Connect, to enhance quality of living among aging populations.

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March 20
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


AGE WELL Management Team