Lyngblomsten, 1415 W. Almond Ave., received the 2015 Leading Change Innovation Award in February from LeadingAge Minnesota for its new web-based software tool, eMenuCHOICE.

The Innovation Awards recognize and showcase innovative programs and ideas from older-adult service providers with the intent of reimagining the aging experience. The award was presented at the annual LeadingAge Minnesota Institute at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.

Lyngblomsten has provided healthcare, housing and services for older adults since 1906. Its focus is to enhance the quality of life for older adults.

Lyngblomsten’s customdesigned, web-based software tool, eMenuCHOICE, was created to assist long-term care residents and senior housing tenants in selecting their meals from a list of menu options. The technology enables residents to participate in a key activity of daily living: choosing what to eat for their meals.

The menu option items include photos, written descriptions and audio descriptions so that with the help of a caregiver, the resident can make an informed choice about their meal options.

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