As residents of The Osborn enter their third week of staying at home, as required by the New York State Department of Health, the staff across the organization is creating new ways to inspire and engage them.
The Osborn’s in-house television system has added full length movies, trivia, a daily joke, and other entertainment for people to watch while theatres are closed. It recently created a new program, "What I am Grateful For," that allows people to share what they are grateful for during this challenging time.
The Marketing team launched a new section of The Osborn website that gives residents easy access to free streaming content, including museums, zoos, music, puzzles, games, exercise videos, and religious services. This site allows them to take a seat at the Metropolitan Opera, do their stretching during a morning yoga class, or sharpen their brains with an array of puzzles. Visit: theosborn.org/residents/streaming
The IT Department is helping residents learn how to use FaceTime, SKYPE and WhatsApp to connect with friends and family around the country. Life Enrichment has organized staff to create virtual greeting cards. Daily phone calls to each resident make sure everyone has a personal connection.
“As residents socially distance themselves from each other during this challenging time, we want to ensure they have activities to keep them busy and entertained. Our entire team has been working on creative ways to help keep everyone engaged - mind, body and spirit,” said Matt Anderson, President and CEO of The Osborn.