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Carmeuse Donates Tablets to Help Communities Communicate

Carmeuse operations have stepped up in local communities where they operate, helping seniors and those in hospitals communicate during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company's Dundas, Ontario, Canada, operation donated tablets and Bluetooth speakers to residents at Able Living, a nonprofit organization providing living support solutions for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The devices were donated so residents can connect with family and friends during the pandemic.

Several employees participated, and the donations were safely delivered to Jennifer Stanley, supervisor of recreation and volunteer services at Able Living. 

“We wanted to help those living with disabilities who are currently in lockdown,” said John Tennant of Dundas. “This initiative is part of our efforts to give back to the Dundas community.”

Carmeuse's Northern Operation donated tablet devices to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Huron Lodge, a local assisted living facility in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. Patients in the hospital’s palliative care unit and Huron Lodge residents received the tablets so that they can video chat with family and friends that they might not otherwise be able to see during the pandemic. 

The tablets were delivered by Stephen Stride, production supervisor at Carmeuse, to Sylvie Ferland, director of St. Joseph Hospital, and Norman Mann of Huron Lodge to be shared with the patients and residents. 

“We recognize the difficulty of this time of social distancing, especially for those in the hospital or in assisted living,” said Shawn Rae, site operation manager. “Our team wanted to provide tablets for those individuals to connect with family members and friends outside of the facilities.”

On May 11, Carmeuse’s Grand River, Ohio, operation donated a tablet device to Candlewood Healthcare, a local nursing home. The tablet will be used by residents to communicate with family and friends while the facility is in lockdown. 

“Our team wanted to gift a tablet to the residents at Candlewood Healthcare,” said Harry Davis, maintenance supervisor. “We hope this will help them to connect with people outside of the facility during this time of social distancing.”

“We really appreciate the donation of this device for our residents,” said Shalyn Thomas, activity director at Candlewood Healthcare.