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08 May Looking for that perfect gift for mom on Mother’s Day? Well look no further, InTouchLink has what every mom needs this Mother’s

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Undeniably, our Mothers are some of the most important people in our lives and our relationship often grows stronger as we age. InTouchLink is an exciting, web-based product geared specifically towards seniors who have little to no experience with computers and the internet. For first time users, the internet and its many features and options can be overwhelming. InTouchLink removes the intimidation factor and makes using computers easy, fun and safe.

Large icons can help your mom read, write, and send emails, even attaching pictures or documents. The customizable, printable calendar lets mom create appointments; remember birthdays and upcoming events with ease. This calendar can also be updated by other users who may want to remind mom about upcoming doctor’s appointments or important events like graduations and weddings.  Browsing the web is made easy by a menu that will direct mom to sites that fall under the categories “News”, “Medical”, and “Weather” and so on. While users aren’t limited to specific sites, the categorization serves as a great way to find a starting point and being browsing.

InTouchLink helps seniors stay engaged and families stay in touch.

If you would like to take a look, you can sign up for a free trial at: myitl.com.

 

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26 Apr Video Games Promote Healthier Aging

The elderly often forsake their lifelong activities in exchange for the safety, security, and care of institutional living. Videogame technology is proving to be a valuable tool for helping people of all ages improve lifestyle and health habits and manage disease.

According to two articles in Games for Health Journal, a new bimonthly peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Sign up today for a free InTouchLink trial to find out how easy it is for the seniors in your life to start playing games and finally enjoying technology. Simple click here to start your free trial.

12 Apr Health Matters

Science is now seeing the value in exercises like tai chi, for the elderly in particular. Study after study finds it may improve health conditions ranging from fibromyalgia to Parkinson's disease to Alzheimer's.

 

"Exercise is probably the most effective way to improve cognitive ability. In order to do that the exercise should include movement, complexity and memory, which tai chi does," says Dr. Marc Rowe, a tai chi instructor at Lee Memorial Health System.

Lee Memorial Health System offers tai chi classes for seniors. It helps keep them on their feet and moving in the right direction.

"About 50% of people over 80 have lost enough fitness that they can't do the normal chores to make themselves independent around the house. So we want to develop a package, a comprehensive program with tai chi as its centerpiece to train seniors to be more functional and independent," says Dr. Rowe.

Let InTouchLink play an essential role in your life, and sign up today for a free trial!

30 Mar RECEIVE 2 MOVIE TICKETS ABSOLUTELY FREE

On April 2 & 3, make your first stop Booth # 825 at the OLTCA/ORCA Togeher We Care Show.

InTouchLink is the premier technology solutions provider to senior’s housing operators, serving sites throughout Canada and the United States. Our patent-pending technology offers a complete and comprehensive resource centre that delivers:

·        A robust communication resource between residents and their families

·        An internal messaging tool

·        A complete learning management system for staff

·        A 24/7 community news and information source

·        A senior friendly internet and email platform

Visit myitl.com for more information or http://myitl.com/tutorial to watch a quick video.

21 Mar InTouchLink announces exclusive Ontario Partnership with Medical Pharmacies.

Medical Pharmacies and InTouchLink announce formation of an exclusive Ontario partnership.

For Immediate Release
March 22, 2012

Media Contact:

mycice@intouchlink.net
Phone: 1877-784-6868 x760
Fax: 1877-784-6868

– Toronto –

Medical Pharmacies and InTouchLink today announced that they have forged an exclusive partnership to launch a ground breaking communication network in retirement residences and long-term care homes across Ontario.

InTouchLink is the premier technology solutions provider to senior’s housing operators, serving sites throughout Canada and the United States. Their patent-pending technology offers a complete and comprehensive resource centre that delivers:
·    A robust communication resource between residents and their families
·    An internal messaging tool
·    A complete learning management system for staff
·    A 24/7 community news and information source
·    A senior friendly internet and email platform

The goal is to integrate Medical Pharmacies’ premium services with the most advanced and comprehensive communication system, delivering an enhanced client application that will connect operators with their residents, families and communities.   

“Medical Pharmacies is the largest provider of retirement and long-term care pharmacy services in Ontario. InTouchLink is the perfect complement to our innovative solutions allowing our company to be more effective in reaching residents and families, while providing a powerful resource to operators”, said Ed Jamieson, CEO of Medical Pharmacies Group Limited.

“We are excited to exclusively offer this communication network to Medical Pharmacies clients.” said Jonathan Seliger, Vice President, InTouchLink. “This is a great opportunity that will allow us to reach more sites within a minimal period of time and positively impact the lives of so many”.

 
About Medical Pharmacies

Founded in 1957, Medical Pharmacies Group Limited is the largest provider of pharmacy services to long-term care homes, retirement residences, group homes and other extended care facilities in Ontario. Medical Pharmacies brings its services to over 40,000 residents. Visit www.medicalpharmacies.com for more information.

 
About InTouchLink

InTouchLink, North America's leading provider of technology for Seniors Housing Communities provides a suite of custom-designed senior-friendly products. These have been tailor-made for retirement communities, long-term care homes, skilled nursing facilities and other senior living environments.InTouchLink’s product line for seniors communities includes digital signagededicated community TV channels, TV-based and online staff training, simple emailsafe internet and other software for seniors, and much more.

Visit myitl.com for more information or http://myitl.com/tutorial to watch a quick video.

14 Mar InTouchLink Wins New Product & Technology Award

InTouchLink, the leading provider of easy-to-use technology for seniors housing communities has won a new product & technology award in recognition of its cutting edge system now available to retirement homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Media Contact Info
media@intouchlink.net
Phone: 1877-784-6868 x760
Fax: 1877-784-6868
 
– Toronto –
 
InTouchLink was a recent winner in the 2011 New Product & Technology Awards in the Web-Based Resource/Tool category. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a clearinghouse for the seniors market, is the first awards program of its kind to recognize the best and most innovative products and services for older adults and their families.
 
InTouchLink is the premier technology solutions provider to senior’s housing operators, serving sites throughout Canada and the United States. Their patent-pending technology offers a complete and comprehensive resource centre that delivers:
 
·         A robust communication resource between residents and their families
·         An internal seniors housing messaging tool
·         A complete learning management system for staff
·         A 24/7 community news and information source
·         A senior friendly internet and email platform
 
 “We are ecstatic to receive the prestigious New Product and Technology Award. This is an acknowledgement of our efforts to design and deliver the best communications solution for senior living communities in North America”, said Jonathan Seliger, Vice President, InTouchLink.

Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of mature market experts for overall excellence of design, content, creativity and relevance to the seniors market.

About InTouchLink

InTouchLink, North America's leading provider of technology for Seniors Housing Communities provides a suite of custom-designed senior-friendly products. These have been tailor-made for retirement communities, long-term care homes, skilled nursing facilities and other senior living environments.InTouchLink’s product line for seniors communities includes digital signagededicated community TV channels, TV-based and online staff training, simple emailsafe internet and other software for seniors, and much more.

Visit myitl.com for more information or http://myitl.com/tutorial to watch a quick video.

09 Mar It Is Never Too Late

At 94 years old, Isabella Dryden is adapting to the times. She began her teaching career decades ago in a one-room schoolhouse, and now teaches seniors about computers and living online.

Dryden is an instructor at Creative Retirement Manitoba, a community centre for senior citizens, teaching computer skills to older adults.

These days more and more seniors are going online — emailing friends, reading digital editions of their favourite papers, even doing a bit of online shopping. With all the fun and conveniences that are to be found, a little caution should still come into play.

It is never too late, let InTouchLink help you and/or elderly loved ones find happiness and fulfillment, and sign up today for a free trial!

08 Feb Lean On Me: The Role of Family in Elder Care

Canadian home care service provider We Care Home Health Services recently conducted a study to ascertain how prepared Canadians are financially and emotionally in caring for their elderly loved ones in the face of the increasingly aging population. With numbers estimated to grow twofold within the next 23 years, elder health care will be a considerable concern for the younger familial caregivers.

Family members who find themselves in the caregiving role operate very much as an “invisible health care system”, according to Nurse and Director of Health and Wellness, Sue Kelly. In the same study, approximately one third of family caregivers who had participated had expressed feeling overwhelmed emotionally and financially in their role. While trying to manage tasks such as shuttling a loved one to appointments or handling the special needs of a chronically ill senior citizen, most caregivers struggle to meet their role’s needs while working full-time and trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Balancing independence and health support (mental, physical, etc.) provide a consistent challenge for both the elderly and their family members. Using current technology and an innovative easy-to-use design, the InTouchLink software offers senior users and their caregivers communication and engagement tools that are literally just a click away. Each party can organize and stay connected with simple email, web browsing, personal calendar and webcam options. Even loved ones living far away can log in remotely to update themselves on the well-being of their elders!

Let InTouchLink play an essential role in your life, and sign up today for a free trial!

03 Feb Dreams Do Come True!

Ever wanted to ride a float in a parade, float high in the sky in a hot air balloon, or spend a portion of your summer holiday in an 18 wheeler? For seniors who find themselves harbouring secret (and not so secret) dreams, charitable organizations like the Twilight Foundation can offer those elder dreamers opportunities to make their wishes a reality.

Funded with the generous donations from community individuals and businesses, these organizations dedicate their resources solely to coordinate and manifest the logistics behind realising wish requests. Unlike sick children charities, the elderly applicants need not have to be ill to apply. For some applicants merely having someone help with everyday chores and tasks, rides to health appointments or receiving a new set of dentures is enough to make a tremendous positive impact on their lives. According to former NFL player and founder of Wish of a Lifetime Jeremy Bloom, the premise behind these mandates is to serve the senior citizen community and give back to those who have played contributive roles in society.

 Another way family and friends can show appreciation for the elders in their lives is the gift of communication and entertainment. With the InTouchLink software users can reach out to and be up-to-date with the world and community around them. InTouchLink can also be an effective tool in senior engagement through easy-to-use options such as email, web browsing and webcam. Other exciting options (personal calendar, photo album) allow active seniors to maintain and organize their social events and commitments.

It is never too late to dream and live your dreams. Let InTouchLink help you and/or elderly loved ones find happiness and fulfillment, and sign up today for a free trial!