Resident Engagement During Social Isolation- LeadingAge

Resident Engagement During Social Isolation- LeadingAge

“With social isolation in place, normal social activities such as meals, wellness classes, and other group activities have been halted. But providers and residents are finding new ways to socialize and keep busy.”

Member Story #2: “Play Ball!” Provider Celebrates Opening Day, Baseball

The coronavirus is rescheduling nearly everything, but for The Jewish Home Family, based in Rockleigh, NJ, baseball’s opening day—March 26—would not be denied.

Staff wore baseball gear, and Marina Umansky, assistant director of activities, wheeled a portable keyboard down the halls, singing “Don’t take me out to the ball game/Don’t take me out to the crowd/Don’t share your peanuts and cracker jacks/I can’t wait ‘til the season comes back …”

A cart of treats for the staff was also wheeled around. Wacky Wednesday will also begin the week of March 30, with staff dressing in whimsical garb.

Check out this LeadingAge link for more incredible member submitted stories about how providers and residents are coming together during these times of social isolation. 

Posted on: April 14, 2020 | Filed under:
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