Sharing Mealtime with Mindy

Sharing Mealtime with Mindy

What can you do with a social robot in a retirement home? The recreation teams at Fairview Seniors Community (Cambridge, ON) and Parkwood Seniors Community (in Waterloo, ON) are learning by sharing a social robot between their two campuses.  We were delighted to visit...
AGE-WELL 2023 Annual Conference

AGE-WELL 2023 Annual Conference

[Edited] On October 24-26, 2023, Lee and Mindy attended the AGE-WELL 2023 annual conference in downtown Toronto. This conference is attended by researchers, industry leaders, care providers and organizations, older adults, caregivers and government representatives. We...
My Story at HerStory Pitch Competition

My Story at HerStory Pitch Competition

Since founding Social Robots in 2019, I have funded the business through some modest sales revenue, grant funding, and reinvesting my consulting earnings. Unfortunately, I have also been depleting my personal savings to support the early growth of this business. By...
Claris Companion for Families

Claris Companion for Families

We are always on the look-out for new technologies that can help reduce social isolation, engage older adults and strengthen family connections. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to the Claris Companion tablet/app for families! As a new Referral Partner, Social...
Support for Caregivers

Support for Caregivers

Are you an informal/unpaid caregiver to a family member or close friend? While that can be tremendously fulfilling and satisfying, it can also be very stressful and overwhelming, especially during the holidays. There is hope for relief and opportunity to connect! We...
Sing-along with Mindy

Sing-along with Mindy

Are you someone who enjoys singing, listening and/or dancing to music? Now you can sign along with Mindy to some new songs created just in time for the holiday season! Music combined with movement is one of the most popular activities for our social robots when they...
Robots are not just for kids

Robots are not just for kids

On Saturday, December 3rd from 4 – 4:30 p.m., Lee St James will be leading a workshop to help promote the University of Regina’s – Lifelong Learning Centre.  People of all ages are invited to learn how to use our social robot named Mindy. Make her...
AGE-WELL National Conference

AGE-WELL National Conference

Social Robots was pleased to be an exhibitor at the AGE-WELL national conference in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 18-20, 2022. Our founder, Lee St James, introduced Mindy to hundreds of older adults, researchers and industry partners. She was also interviewed by CTV...
Changing the Culture of Aging

Changing the Culture of Aging

On May 26-27, 2022, the Research Institute for Aging (RIA), co-hosted the ‘Walk with Me’ conference: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada. As described on their website: “Walk with Me 2022 will provide the forum we all need to reconnect, reimagine...
What language(s) do you speak?

What language(s) do you speak?

Linguistic diversity is on the rise in Canada. More and more Canadians are reporting a mother tongue or language spoken at home other than English or French. The increase in other languages in Canada is mostly due to the increase in immigrant languages. This is...