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...
Social Robots in Retirement Living

Social Robots in Retirement Living

Have you ever considered the use of social robots in retirement living? Seasons Retirement Communities hosted a pilot study with Mindy to explore how a social robot might be used to engage, entertain, and educate residents. Click the image below to learn more! 15...
Conversations with Seniors Junction

Conversations with Seniors Junction

Our founder, Lee St James, was interviewed by Dr. Namrata Bagaria and Dr. Paul Merkley for the sixth episode of their podcast: Seniors Junction. During the podcast, Lee shares her story about why she founded Social Robots and demonstrates some of the things that Mindy...
Measuring the Impact of Social Robots

Measuring the Impact of Social Robots

What is the best way to measure the impact of social robots on residents and staff? Is there a standard questionnaire or methodology that has been used successfully by academics and gerontology experts? What data do we need to collect? These are the questions that...
Seniors need companionship and robots can help

Seniors need companionship and robots can help

“Social Isolation” was a problem for society before COVID19. Now, the severe impact of social isolation on our physical and mental health is apparent everywhere. We know that seniors need more companionship and robots can help. Whether family members live nearby or...
Time for Social Cohesion during COVID

Time for Social Cohesion during COVID

How is COVID-19 impacting your connections with family and friends? Social cohesion is needed now more than ever now that most of us are spending more time at home in response to the government. As the government mandates for how we must do our part to ‘flatten...