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Canterbury Residents Relish Virtual Activities

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21 October 2020

Canterbury Residents Relish Virtual Activities

As the pandemic continues, residents of Connors House Residential Care Home in Canterbury have been embracing more digital activities and meeting others virtually.

With much uncertainty continuing for the foreseeable future, residents of the Craddock Road care home have been getting stuck into some virtual activities this week, whilst visitors and entertainers are still unable to physically come into the home.

At the start of the week, the residents enjoyed a virtual harvest festival, led by Rev Phil Greig and his volunteers from the local All Saints Church. The residents were able to listen to the Bible readings, poems and prayers, and join in with some hymns too.

Later, Jon, who used to regularly come into the home for ‘Music with Jon’ sessions, also logged into Skype and provided the residents with some live entertainment from the comfort of their armchair, via their television. As he strummed his guitar, they enjoyed the music and joined in, singing along with all their old favourites.

Christine Devlin, Home Manager of Connors House said: “As the situation shows no sign of improving any time soon, we are all finding different ways to do things and adapting to the new normal.

“We’ve found ourselves using technology and virtual meetings a lot more in the past few months and it’s really helped us to keep connected, being able to stay in touch with our loved ones and friends of the home during such a difficult time has been great.”

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