Facilitate these activities to support residents in isolation.
Call or Skype grandchildren for a chat on International Youth Day on August 12. If they are young, you may have a friendly game online like practising opposite words; you say dark and he/she says light etc. If they are older, watch the same movie and then discuss it.
Opposites Word Game
Listen to Poems online: 50 Classic Poems (1 hour and 30 minutes) - listen over several days.
3. No-Bake Cooking
Prepare some delicious no-bake food snacks together:
Watch a movie on Netflix - Touching the Void (a true story) is a great one! Or see if you can get hold of one from this list: 100 Movie Recommendations For Seniors.
Sit outdoors (weather permitting) and observe cloud formations and/or listen to birds singing.
Start a succulent terrarium
7. Fish Tank
Put together a fish tank and enjoy the tranquillity.
8. Drawing Course
Take a drawing course for beginners on YouTube, free of charge. You will need a sketchbook and an art kit containing:
9. Make Photo Albums
Organize old photos into an album. Most people have boxes of forgotten printed photos. Ask residents’ relatives to bring a shoebox of old photos in and an album to arrange them in. Decade-old print photos are precious and worth the effort. It is relaxing entertainment for residents and you can pace yourselves - just one hour at a time will do. Start by dividing the photos into categories: family, friends, celebrations, general.