Amica residents stay connected with Wi-Fi

Amica is investing in new Wi-Fi for all residences, allowing residents to surf the web and use mobile devices anywhere in the building.

When Susan moved in to Amica Peel Village, she was thrilled to see that she had free Wi-Fi anywhere she went in her new home in Brampton, Ontario. Susan loves to read on her tablet, and having access to the Internet allows her to stay connected anywhere in the residence — while dining, in her suite or at the in-house salon where she gets her hair done.

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Amica residences always had Wi-Fi in social spaces. By installing robust new networks, residents and team members will have coverage in at least 90% of the building, including in private suites. ‘We are installing high-quality, reliable Internet in all our residences,” says Phil Vlach, Vice President of Information Technology for Amica. “This will allow residents to use the devices they want, wherever they please.”

Wherever you enjoy Wi-Fi, here are some helpful apps for seniors:

An easy way to organize your reading, this app recommends books based on what you’ve read and authors you enjoy. Create a reading list, post and read book reviews and learn about upcoming works from your favourite authors.

This free app is already built into iPads, iPhones and iPods. It allows you to video call other Apple users using Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

This popular video calling app can be installed onto any device and you can text, phone or video call anyone else with the app. You can also create chat groups, such as “Grandkids” to allow multiple people to chat in one feed. Additionally, you can make calls to mobile phones or landlines for low rates.

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This fun app broadcasts radio shows and music of days gone by. Channels are organized by decade and genre. You might even hear a vintage commercial!

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