Residents of a nursing home in Wales are and keeping positive during their time in self-isolation by getting creative with a modified version of a classic children's game.
Uniting their residents and nursing staff alike, the Bryn Celyn Care Home in Maesteg, Wales, revamped the classic children's game "Hungry Hungry Hippos" for a fun time shared by all while they stayed indoors.
The aim of the game is to capture as many colored balls as possible using a stick with a basket attached to the end, and the residents had a blast.
With the residents in wheelchairs, the nursing staff helped them to get to the balls, and fun was had by all, as the center shared on Facebook:
“Residents really enjoyed playing a new game today Hungry Hippos. Lots of laughter to lift morale of the team and residents!”
The nursing home captured the fun on video, and laughter could be heard all around after someone off-camera got things going by shouting "Go!," resulting in the colored balls being stormed by the cheerful residents.
With self-isolation particularly important at this time to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many people are physically unable to share special times with their loved ones. But it doesn't mean they can't show them how much they care.
On March 18, Kathleen Byrne living in Syracuse, New York, turned 95. Since her family couldn't celebrate the day with Kathleen, they found another way to show their love and support.
Her family gathered around on her front lawn, and with each holding big yellow letters spelling out "Happy Birthday," they also sang to her.
In the video, Kathleen's one granddaughter shared, the family members can be heard shouting, "Love you Grams!" while she stood smiling on the porch, moved by their show of love.
During this challenging time, people are finding all sorts of ways to reach out to each other, even those they don't know.
"To help our neighbors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Take what you need and if you can, please donate what you can spare!"
Former First Lady Michelle Obama also shared helpful hints on how communities can safely support each other while in self-isolation.
From an option for people to sign up to tell children stories, donating to local food banks for those who have supplies to spare, and to offer to pick up groceries for older adults, there is a myriad of ways one can get involved in helping others in need.