New Ideas & Approaches For Continued Service Delivery

by | Mar 20, 2020

Cheer Visits

Yesterday, Salem COA staff drove to various homes and housing to cheer on and visit some of our participants; those who could particularly use a lift.  This was our second week and we plan to do this toward the end of each week for a while.  We identify about a half...

Low Tech Ideas

I am Judith Thermidor, the Resident Wellness Director at Blue Ledge Co-Op located at Roslindale. Nowadays, virtual education is provided everywhere to the aging community, however, some communities don't have the skills to manage the technology. Establishing a...

At Home art, crafts and bingo kits

Here is the info on three other activities that we are executing in Dracut. The first 2 are kits with all the materials and information to tune into local cable to watch the class. The last is a kit with phone number for telephone conference bingo. All the files are...

Resident Survey

At the Groton Council on Aging we conducted a brief survey of our residents through Google Forum in an attempt to understand what their frame of mind is and how they believe things may change for them should this crisis continue.  I believe there is beneficial...

Zoom Happy Hour for Seniors

I just wanted to share with you that we've been hosting a weekly zoom happy hour for our seniors every Thursday at 4pm. We start off each  meeting with a toast and then I usually have an invited guest (town official, board of selectmen member, community leader,...

Online Concert Success

From Alicia Smith in East Longmeadow: This past Friday we held a Facebook Live concert and had about 60 people tune in! People were commenting during the concert how much fun they were having! An agency sponsored this event for us so it was a great way for us to offer...

A Little Serenade

From Brenda Palmer, Holland Community Center: We have been doing all sorts of things while "closed".  We immediately started a Thursday night bingo through facebook but because it lagged and there was little interaction, we changed it over to the Zoom format.  We also...

Activities to Combat Social Isolation

Thanks to Mary Beth Ogulewicz from Amherst for sharing the GeroCentral.org COVID-19 Resources page on which were all these great ideas for activities. Virtual museum tours San Diego Zoo animal cams Visit a virtual theater Metropolitan Opera nightly encore shows LA...

Adopt a Senior

I know you like to share positive approaches to challenges. We have developed a successful approach to keep seniors from becoming isolated, and complimentary programs to reduce social isolation. We created an Adopt a Senior program. We place volunteers, most of them...

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