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May 2022 NewsletterMay 2022 Newsletter
May 2022 Newsletter
May 1, 2022
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In this month's newsletter, you'll read about Responsive Group Inc.'s success story from using Welbi, June-themed activity ideas, ideas for conquering staff burnout in your community, and more!

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April 2022 NewsletterApril 2022 Newsletter
April 2022 Newsletter
Apr 1, 2022
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In this month's newsletter, you'll learn how MDS connects to funding for your LTC community, get inspiration for Spring-themed activity ideas, learn how an award-winning rec manager creates innovative programs, and more!

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February 2022 NewsletterFebruary 2022 Newsletter
February 2022 Newsletter
Feb 1, 2022
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In this issue, we're bringing you more great resources to help you improve your resident experience. Learn how LTC leaders are addressing the staff shortage, get inspiration for Saint Patrick's Day activities, and much more!

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January 2022 Operations NewsletterJanuary 2022 Operations Newsletter
January 2022 Operations Newsletter
Jan 1, 2022
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It's a new year and a new you — what are you doing to improve your operations practices going into 2022? In this issue, we've rounded up our best resources to help you and your team start the year off right.

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January 2022 Recreation NewsletterJanuary 2022 Recreation Newsletter
January 2022 Recreation Newsletter
Jan 1, 2022
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This Activity Professionals Week, we want to thank you for making a difference in the lives of older adults. We encourage you to take a moment to acknowledge your amazing hard work and give yourself the credit you deserve!

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December 2021 Operations NewsletterDecember 2021 Operations Newsletter
December 2021 Operations Newsletter
Dec 1, 2021
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In this special edition of our December newsletter, we're excited to share our Welbi Year in Review! Plus, check out our Feature Spotlight to learn how accessible data saves your teams time.

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December 2021 Recreation NewsletterDecember 2021 Recreation Newsletter
December 2021 Recreation Newsletter
Dec 1, 2021
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The holidays are here! Celebrate the beginning of 2022 and reflect on a year well-spent with our New Year's activities. Plus, if you need last-minute ideas for the holiday season, we've got you covered!

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November 2021 Operations NewsletterNovember 2021 Operations Newsletter
November 2021 Operations Newsletter
Nov 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this issue, you'll learn how to boost your communities' occupancy rates with our 5 tips for attracting prospective residents. Plus, check out our Feature Spotlight to see how you can save your teams over 25 hours per month with intuitive recreation planning tools.

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November 2021 Recreation NewsletterNovember 2021 Recreation Newsletter
November 2021 Recreation Newsletter
Nov 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this issue, as our little gift to you, we've come up with ten festive activity ideas for your December calendar! Plus, read about the amazing ways that recreation benefits older adults, as told to us by our Welbi Heroes!

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October 2021 Operations NewsletterOctober 2021 Operations Newsletter
October 2021 Operations Newsletter
Oct 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this month's newsletter, we share our employee retention strategies to help you avoid the high cost and turmoil of staff turnover. You'll also discover the latest industry trends and learn how seamless EHR integration helps your communities maintain compliance.

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October 2021 Recreation NewsletterOctober 2021 Recreation Newsletter
October 2021 Recreation Newsletter
Oct 1, 2021
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Welbi

This month, we're looking ahead to November with activities to help your senior living community observe Remembrance Day. You'll also get to meet our Welbi Hero of the Month and see how one community's amazing athletes celebrated Active Aging Week!

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September 2021 NewsletterSeptember 2021 Newsletter
September 2021 Newsletter
Sep 1, 2021
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Welbi

Learn how software integration modernizes your recreation data and processes to ensure your community complies with government regulations. Plus, discover 10 new activity ideas to engage residents in your community!

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August 2021 NewsletterAugust 2021 Newsletter
August 2021 Newsletter
Aug 1, 2021
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Welbi

This month's focus is on driving occupancy in senior living communities. Get our tips to boost occupancy rates and learn to create a social media marketing strategy that will draw new residents to your community!

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July 2021 NewsletterJuly 2021 Newsletter
July 2021 Newsletter
Jul 1, 2021
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Welbi

This month's newsletter is packed with useful and inspiring content! This month, we're excited to announce the launch of Welbi's Heroes! Our users inspire us every day with the dedication they bring to their roles. We want to shine a light on these unsung heroes of senior living.

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June 2021 NewsletterJune 2021 Newsletter
June 2021 Newsletter
Jun 1, 2021
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Welbi

This month's newsletter contains the elements you should check off to ensure you have a robust wellness program. We also share special ways to increase your program's engagement to ensure that your residents are fully benefitting from your offerings!

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May 2021 NewsletterMay 2021 Newsletter
May 2021 Newsletter
May 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this issue, we are sharing tips to cope with Activity Director burnout as well as one-on-one activity ideas to continue supporting your COVID-19 protocols. Plus, don't miss out on Welbi's eBook this month, The Business of Wellness for Senior Communities!

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April 2021 NewsletterApril 2021 Newsletter
April 2021 Newsletter
Apr 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this month's newsletter, you get early access to Welbi’s first eBook: The Business of Wellness for Senior Communities! This issue also includes an informative article with tips on how to invest in your senior living community's life enrichment program.

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March 2021 NewsletterMarch 2021 Newsletter
March 2021 Newsletter
Mar 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this issue of our Welbi newsletter, we are sharing ways to implement the 7 dimensions of wellness in your community to better address your residents' needs. We also have a list of fun Easter themed activities that can support each of these dimensions.

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February 2021 NewsletterFebruary 2021 Newsletter
February 2021 Newsletter
Feb 1, 2021
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Welbi

This month Welbi has been growing and our team has been hard at work onboarding new communities every week. This newsletter issue includes fun blog posts and a new 1-on-1 feature!

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January 2021 NewsletterJanuary 2021 Newsletter
January 2021 Newsletter
Jan 1, 2021
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Welbi

In this issue of our Welbi newsletter, we’re excited to share with you how we’re continuing to improve the lives of residents in older adult communities across the country.

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Holiday 2020 NewsletterHoliday 2020 Newsletter
Holiday 2020 Newsletter
Dec 21, 2020
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Welbi

In this special edition of our Welbi newsletter, we have compiled a ton of fun, easy, and safe holiday activity ideas for your communities. It's our little gift to you.

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December 2020 NewsletterDecember 2020 Newsletter
December 2020 Newsletter
Dec 1, 2020
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Welbi

This month's focus is on the importance of contact tracing; read our latest article, check out our new one-click contact tracing feature, and watch our latest webinar on best practices with Infection Prevention and Control Measures.

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October 2020 NewsletterOctober 2020 Newsletter
October 2020 Newsletter
Oct 1, 2020
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Welbi

In this issue of our Welbi newsletter, we’re excited to share with you how we’re continuing to improve the lives of residents in older adult communities across the country. Read on to see some big news, meaningful articles, new features of our platform, and to meet our newest team members.

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Bria Selects Welbi to Help Deliver Exceptional and Unique Life Experiences to Their ResidentsBria Selects Welbi to Help Deliver Exceptional and Unique Life Experiences to Their Residents
Bria Selects Welbi to Help Deliver Exceptional and Unique Life Experiences to Their Residents
Jul 20, 2021
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Bria Communities

Creating vibrant communities where seniors lead active and purposeful lives is at the heart of what Bria does. That’s why they’re partnering with Welbi to help their communities deliver exceptional and unique life experiences to their residents

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Berwick Brings Welbi’s Wellness Platform To All Their CommunitiesBerwick Brings Welbi’s Wellness Platform To All Their Communities
Berwick Brings Welbi’s Wellness Platform To All Their Communities
Sep 15, 2020
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Berwick Retirement Communities

Berwick Retirement Communities has selected Welbi to deliver personalized experiences to all their communities! See what Lesley A. Sikorski, Director of Sales, Marketing & Internal Community has to say about why they selected Welbi.

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Ottawa health-tech firm Welbi lands deal with retirement home giantOttawa health-tech firm Welbi lands deal with retirement home giant
Ottawa health-tech firm Welbi lands deal with retirement home giant
Sep 1, 2020
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Ottawa Business Journal

New contract will see local company's recreation-planning software rolled out in retirement homes across Canada.

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Ottawa tech startup to be in 500 nursing homes across Canada | All in a Day with Alan NealOttawa tech startup to be in 500 nursing homes across Canada | All in a Day with Alan Neal
Ottawa tech startup to be in 500 nursing homes across Canada | All in a Day with Alan Neal
Aug 31, 2020
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CBC Listen

Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau's startup: "Welbi" will be partnering with Revera. The app to help retirement home residents avoid social isolation in will be used in nursing homes across Canada.

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Ottawa’s Welbi wins funding at Silicon Valley pitch competitionOttawa’s Welbi wins funding at Silicon Valley pitch competition
Ottawa’s Welbi wins funding at Silicon Valley pitch competition
Mar 5, 2020
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Ottawa Business Journal

After winning the Ottawa regional round, startups Welbi, founded by Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau, and Thawrih, founded by Sarah Abood, were invited to the final round to pitch to top-tier VCs for over US$600,000 in investment.

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App to track loneliness out to impress in Silicon ValleyApp to track loneliness out to impress in Silicon Valley
App to track loneliness out to impress in Silicon Valley
Feb 29, 2020
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CBC News

Ottawa health startup competing against other women-led ventures at global pitchfest.

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Four Ottawa tech firms to watch in 2020Four Ottawa tech firms to watch in 2020
Four Ottawa tech firms to watch in 2020
Jan 8, 2020
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Ottawa Business Journal

From startups to public companies, these local ventures are primed to break through in the new year.

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Ottawa startup that aims to better serve seniors with socialization needs, secures $50,000 grantOttawa startup that aims to better serve seniors with socialization needs, secures $50,000 grant
Ottawa startup that aims to better serve seniors with socialization needs, secures $50,000 grant
Oct 23, 2018
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Ottawa Citizen

An Ottawa startup has been awarded $50,000 by the Ontario Brain Institute for its new suite of products that aim to help elder care facilities become more social.

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Here’s what happens when you invest in businesses led by womenHere’s what happens when you invest in businesses led by women
Here’s what happens when you invest in businesses led by women
Jul 19, 2018
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National Observer

Women represent 47 per cent of business owners in Canada, but according to data from SheEO, a Toronto-based organization that supports women entrepreneurs, their companies receive only four per cent of available venture capital.

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Responsive Group Inc. selects Welbi to elevate their resident experience in long-term careResponsive Group Inc. selects Welbi to elevate their resident experience in long-term care
Responsive Group Inc. selects Welbi to elevate their resident experience in long-term care
Mar 14, 2022
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Welbi

Responsive Group Inc., a leading organization in senior living management in Ontario, announced that it has selected Welbi’s resident experience platform to elevate its long-term care communities.

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Welbi launches new contact tracing feature to help senior living communities reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseasesWelbi launches new contact tracing feature to help senior living communities reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases
Welbi launches new contact tracing feature to help senior living communities reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases
Nov 18, 2020
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Welbi

Welbi is excited to announce our new contact tracing feature to help identify, contain, and limit, the spread of COVID-19 among Canada's most vulnerable population, seniors living in older adult communities.

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Revera chooses Welbi to personalize recreation programs for retirement living residents to reduce social isolationRevera chooses Welbi to personalize recreation programs for retirement living residents to reduce social isolation
Revera chooses Welbi to personalize recreation programs for retirement living residents to reduce social isolation
Aug 31, 2020
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Revera

Revera, one of Canada’s largest senior living companies, today announced that it has selected Welbi’s innovative recreation management platform for use by recreation professionals at its retirement living residences across Canada.

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The Business of Wellness for Senior Communities
The Business of Wellness for Senior Communities

Are you making wellness work for your communities? Discover how investing in a wellness program can boost your bottom line.

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Best Practices with Infection Prevention and Control MeasuresBest Practices with Infection Prevention and Control Measures
Best Practices with Infection Prevention and Control Measures
Nov 18, 2020
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Ashley Vandoorn

As we move through the second wave of the pandemic, many of our communities have established best practices with regards to Infection Prevention and Control measures. Join your peers and our expert Ashley Vandoorn as she moderates through various best practices we are all coping with today.

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