Practicing Social Distancing at Blue HarborApril 14, 2020
As part of our new safety protocol in response to COVID-19, we are practicing strict social distancing, doing everything we can to keep residents and team members safe, healthy, and happy. However, even with our normal social calendars postponed, we are finding ways to keep residents connected!
We are still able to have happy hour, but from the comfort of each resident’s own room. Staff members make special deliveries to each room, and residents can say hello to each other from across the hall. Take a look at Betty and Ellie’s cheers from Arbour Square; how sweet. And kudos to them for keeping the 6 foot distancing rule!
Doorway Exercise Routines
While group exercise classes are canceled, residents can participate in exercise from their doorways, inspiring each other to keep moving while still practicing social distancing!
Virtual Field Trips
We may not be able to take our normal outings at this time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel! Residents can take virtual field trips to art museums, for example. We love seeing all the creative ways technology is being used to help us travel wherever we want, whenever we want, all while protecting our health!
While visits are strictly prohibited at this time, we are still able to set up virtual visits! Residents have loved calling their family and friends using FaceTime and other videoconference apps! We’re continually so grateful for the ways that technology is bringing us together!
Many of our communities have started pen pal programs. We love seeing all the sweet letters from groups of children. Residents just love receiving handwritten letters. If you want to brighten a resident’s day, reach out to us for our address and send a thoughtful note!
Even if our group art and creative classes are temporarily on hold, residents are still finding lots of ways to stay creative and practice their lovely hobbies—or learn new ones! One of our incredible residents from Barkley Place actually wrote a beautiful poem about social isolation, and how to make the best of it! Read it below; thank you, Dory!
For months you could hear me whine
About never having enough time--
For doing art and
Sewing a hem and
Organizing my shelves and
Writing a new play and
Making my whole place really okay.
But all that will have to wait
For some other later date,
I guess, because there is too much stress!
In order to chase the blues,
Here is what I really "dooze":
Sudoku, crosswords, solitaire,
Binge TV, reading my favorite book of maps,
Now that I do have time,
I just wrote this silly rhyme.
Stay Connected with Us!
Stay connected with us! We’re posting frequent updates to our Facebook Page. Our True Blue team is here for you. Sending love to all, and we will get through this. Wash Your Hands!
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