The Salem Ladies Auxiliary are raising funds for “ABBY”. The fundraising BBQ is planned for Wednesday, June 12 in the south parking lot at Salem Home. The supper will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 with the silent auction draws at 7:15. The BBQ is by donation. The musical entertainment will feature the Quonset Brothers starting at 5:30pm.
The “ABBY” is a new technology from a company called Ambient Activities Technologies. The “ABBY” is designed to provide people living with dementia opportunities to engage in meaningful activity, as a non-pharmaceutical approach to manage responsive behaviors. At Salem Home, 93% of the residents have dementia and 78% have some form of responsive behaviors. Salem Home is always looking for ways to engage the residents in their environment. We want to add meaning and purpose to their day to help reduce responsive behaviors. The “ABBY” is designed to give the residents the opportunity to engage and interact with familiar activities. For more information about “ABBY” and to see a video of it in action, click on the link http://www.ambientactivity.com/abby/
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