For many of us, this mandatory stay at home time is filled with uncertainty and loneliness. For the people that participate in our Day Program, the loss of daily contact with their friends and staff can be especially stressful.
So our wonderful Day Program staff came up with an amazing out of the box idea! They put together a Virtual Day Program for the folks we serve!
If you wonder what that might look like, staff designed a Daily Zoom Calendar with a ton of activities that folks can participate in through their phone, tablet or laptop. Zoom is an app you can download to your device and it allows groups of people to see and hear each other while they meet.
It allows our folks to see and hear staff and their friends. They can go on virtual tours and field trips, join discussion groups, and participate in arts and crafts, cooking lessons or a music group. They can also “meet” individually with staff for some one on one time. Staff are also staying in touch with folks through phone calls and old fashion letter writing!
We want to give a special shout out to our Day Services Staff for their creativity and caring for keeping the people we serve connected during this worldwide pandemic shutdown.
Here’s to our Day Program Team--Teena A, Annie D, Lora H, Jill L, Michelle P, Melissa R, Carol S and Skyler T! Ladies you are awesome!
If only we could wake up from this bad dream, and find it was a very bad April Fools joke. If you know me personally you know I HATE practical jokes. I am not a good sport and I do not take it well. But I so wish this was one practical joke. Would I be mad yes but then the relief would set in.
It has been eleven days since we furloughed most of our employees (with pay of course), in order to help with the spread and to do our part. What has been happening here. Well it has been quiet oh so quiet. I think the first day it was kinda nice from all the hustle and bustle. But eleven days later we are missing our co workers, clients, passengers and other team members. We are looking for ways to stay connected. We are researching Google meet, Zoom and other ways to stay in touch.
What are you doing to stay connected to your peeps? Please share with us in the comments below.