June 24, 2022 – The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) donated 14 iPads to the Iroquois Lodge Nursing Home in Ohsweken on Thursday, June 23.

The iPads will provide increased access for residents to watch movies, connect with family and friends via video calls and access an activity account set up for various sources of entertainment.

Andy Joseph, Iroquois Lodge Administrator and Tricia Martin, Director of Care received the iPads on behalf of the residents. Both staff members expressed appreciation and noted how much impact the donation would have on residents.

“I am so glad we were able to donate the iPads to Iroquois Lodge rather than sending them to a storage room to gather dust or to a landfill. Instead, they will bring joy, entertainment and further access to communication for our Elders. It was such a pleasure to hear the ways residents will be able to use the iPads and to see and hear the appreciation from the staff, just a wonderful feeling.” said Rachel Martin, Member of the SNGRDC Board of Directors.

SNGRDC donated the iPads and cases which were previously used by the SNGRDC Group, which consists of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee.

Nursing homes are still considered on of the most at-risk populations and continue to take all possible precautions to limit exposure to Covid-19.

Iroquois Lodge is a long-term care home committed to ensuring that all residents are treated with dignity, respect and live in a healthy environment. The facility prides themselves on being sensitive and responsive to each individual’s spiritual and cultural values.

Iroquois Lodge is focused on enhancing the quality of life and autonomy for residents, their families and staff. The iPads donated by SNGRDC are another avenue for independence and will increase quality of life through inter-connection when many are unable to visit their loved ones.

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About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation: 

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing over 1300 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, 13 wind project(s). SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and employs an average of 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information, please visit www.sndevcorp.ca

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