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Lockdown kindness goes a long way to keep people connected

Sonia Lim 4 Oct 2021
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It’s the simplest acts of kindness and connection that are important during lockdown to help alleviate the challenges that we all face when it comes to being unable to see friends and family.

It’s an unusual time for us all where in-person visits are unfortunately not possible, and that has been a difficult experience for our senior residents. Our team are constantly striving to find other ways that they can connect with loved ones and friends. From helping our residents to use technology for video and phone calls, to posting letters and sending pictures, the joy of these interactions is important to keep spirits high.

Our RFBI Basin View Masonic Village Leisure & Lifestyle team recently tried something a little creative to help residents stay connected. They printed signs for residents to hold telling loved ones they were ok, and took photos to send across to family and friends. They also printed thinking of you cards for residents to sign, adding a nice tea bag, and sent these to resident families as a kind gesture – an encouragement for family and friends to take a moment for themselves with a warm cuppa.

These little acts of kindness have spread joy throughout the village and brought smiles to our team, residents and their family and friend’s faces.

It’s amazing how one small act can have a huge impact on someone else’s wellbeing.

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