Most residents have close friends within their community, and Covid has limited the opportunities they've had to interact. Birthdays are a perfect opportunity to create an event for residents to interact with their friends and give something back!
Transform a resident's birthday into an activity for their friends by having a team of two residents, friends of the birthday person and of each other preferably, custom-decorate the birthday resident's room for a special surprise! The team will have the autonomy to plan what decorations should be used and will help each other arrange them in their friend's room for a surprise when they enter. Staff would facilitate procuring the decor as needed. Afterwards, the residents can all share some time to catch up!
This event requires that the residents involved be properly equipped with protective equipment and respect social distancing guidelines when together. Doing it properly however facilitates residents meeting up with their friends in a controlled and celebratory manner, and reduces the risks of social isolation!