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Staff and Residents Showcase Their Creativity During Pandemic

Despite the need for social distancing, Walnut Village residents and staff have been incredibly creative during the past few months, using their creativity and ingenuity to stay engaged but safe.

Door-to-door smoothie delivery.

Virtual exercise classes; a virtual Seder; Zoom community meetings; virtual happy hours; an activity packet with brain teasers, word games; quilting activities; journaling; activity cart with movies, books and magazines; virtual walks through national parks and museums; TED talks; balcony “Sip and Wave” activities; and more are just some examples.

“We are delivering the residents’ special breakfasts and lunches as well as their gourmet dinners made by our executive chef and professional dining team,” said Dining Services Director Kim Norton.

For residents who need help using technology, staff is teaching them how to use Skype, FaceTime, Zoom  and other communication technologies to keep in touch with their loved ones. Tablets and virtual assistants like Alexa are available for engagement and connection as well.

“Our residents are inspiring us every day with their amazing attitudes, flexibility and creativeness during these times,” said Life Enrichment Director Judi Marsh. “Follow our story on Facebook by searching for Walnut Village Retirement.”

Virtual exercise classes are popular at Walnut Village.

Although Walnut Village has mandated visiting restrictions, guests can visit us online at walnutvillage.org and explore the possibilities of Village life. Take a virtual whole campus tour right from your computer screen. You’ll also find campus maps, sample floor plans, pricing, levels of available care, amenities and more!

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