Mindful Care Adult Day Services has turned to the online Zoom system to continue cognitive and physical activities five days a week for persons who have early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia issues. Zoom is a web-conferencing platform that is commonly used for audio and/or video conferencing. It is designed for one-on-one or group calls, and sessions can be recorded to view later.
Mindful Care had to cease operations at its New Vision Baptist Church center in Murfreesboro because of the coronavirus lockdown, but program director Keneshia Sweet has established morning and afternoon sessions with participants who wish to zoom in on a video connection, or just listen by phone, Monday through Friday.
“It’s important that we continue to reach out to our participants with a voice or smile during these isolated times,” Sweet said. “We want our families to stay connected to familiar activities and faces.”
Assistant activity directors Paula McInaney and Audrey Bolek lead participants on themes such as their favorite pets, hats, or sports team. McInaney says participants enjoy seeing or hearing those they shared fun with when they could do so in person. For more information on the program, call 615-542-4371, or visit mindful-care.org.