- The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living residents in Texas, along with other assisted living and nursing homes around the world, isolates senior residents from the world for safety reasons.
- Matthew McConaughey decides to host virtual bingo games for the seniors inside the facility to keep them entertained amid the community lockdown protocols in place.
- The bingo games were successfully keeping the senior residents happy in spite of the isolation protocols that restricted visitation.
Older people are especially vulnerable to coronavirus pandemic. For these reasons, the assisted living and nursing homes around the world implement changes into the safety protocols inside the facilities in order to keep their residents safe from the spreading disease.
The problem therein is that residents are left more isolated. The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living residents in Texas, for example, try to keep themselves occupied but there is a limit to what activities are plausible inside the living facility.
That is until Matthew McConaughey decided to offer help earlier this week to keep residents entertained. The senior residents at the facility have been asking the actor to visit the nursing home for several months now, but following social distancing, Matthew decided to host bingo games for them via Livestream instead.
The actor calls out numbers drawn, announcing them onscreen for the seniors on the other side of the conference call while his family watches the game in the background. The prize for whoever wins the bingo game entitles one senior resident to ask the actor one question about himself.
The bingo games were successful in entertaining the bored residents.
Molly Davis, sales director at the senior home said that “This was a wish come true!”, he continued, “Our team members can’t interact with the residents the way we normally do, so we have been doing everything possible to uplift them virtually.”
“The residents absolutely loved seeing Matthew and his family and enjoyed hearing him talk about what he’s doing to get through this crisis. It gave them hope and was the boost that they needed to get through this lonely, challenging time.”
The Enclave administration shared the videotaped bingo game on Facebook, Sunday. The bingo game had been viewed over 100,000 times.
“During a time when we are all working to make lemonade out of lemons, we are so humbled that Matthew took the time to play our favorite game with us,” wrote the nursing home. “As Matthew would say, let’s turn this red light into a green light!”
Source: Good News Network