As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the nation, our state’s call for social distancing has meant a lot of canceled plans—from visitation at our residential program sites, to all community outings for consumers.
But even though social distancing and isolation have become the norm, SERV consumers and staff are not letting it prevent them from having fun and enjoying everyday life.
Last week, the dedicated staff at our residential sites turned to art therapy as a way to boost morale and keep consumers busy during this crisis. They also encouraged consumers to read and ventured outside to dance and sing along to some of their favorite songs. This week, the staff says, they’ll work on vision boards.
The staff at our youth program site have been getting creative, as well. This past weekend, with the sun beaming down on them, consumers went for a short stroll around the neighborhood, getting their fill of fresh air before heading back inside for an ice cream party.
Art therapy. Game nights. Ice cream parties. These are just some of the ways to stay busy during this crisis. Our staff has done a great job keeping consumers occupied thus far, and we are encouraging them to keep flexing their creative muscles to come up with new ideas.