The Coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and—like the rest of the world—our Melrose Lifestyle Services communities have had to make adjustments to their plans. While the lack of in-person events is certainly against the norm for residents who enjoy our Lifestyle programming, that doesn’t mean the new events can’t be just as fun and memorable! Our Lifestyle teams have gotten creative to ensure that their residents remain connected even while socially distanced.
This month, Melrose Lifestyle Services at Griffin Park helped David Weekley to organize an at home movie watch-a-long and trivia night. We planned the event and created questions for homeowners to answer as they watched “Despicable Me!” from the safety of their homes, and the David Weekley Sales teams delivered movie night gift bags on the day of the event for a creative way to have fun at home!
LCAM Jessica also helped her Griffin Park homeowners get creative when she coordinated a live Zoom demonstration from Nailed It! DIY Studio. The Melrose Lifestyle Services event was originally planned to be in person, but the virus changed the event’s course. Homeowners received materials to their doorsteps and followed live instructions virtually to complete the DIY craft. These virtual events were a big success with the residents!
In our Grand Hampton community in Tampa, Lifestyle Manager Vicki scheduled a virtual cooking class for her residents to learn a few new skills while safely at home. In addition, she’s hosted Taco Tuesday once a month, a resident photo contest, coloring contests, and her own virtual paint classes with Painting with a Twist. They also have “Pop Up Diner” food trucks every Friday, and it has been a huge hit!
The talented Lifestyle staff at Kings Gate in Port Charlotte recently planned a Community Scavenger hunt with over 80 people participating in teams. Each team had six members and traveled in different golf carts. They were provided with plenty of snacks and drinks before they left. The scavenger hunt brought out 18 teams to hunt around the community for various items.
The First Place team was Karl and Mary Ebert, Dale VanHouton, Kathy Cooney, Harriet Pagila and Helen Zorovich. The Second Place team was Charlie and Barbara McClure and Don Smith and Emily Odom. Last Place team, but still a winner was Roberta Dugan, Mary Ellen Maggio, Diane Kwolek, Pam Masuck, Dorothy Gaylord and Jackie Kaminski.
They also had 10 door prize winners. Congratulations to all!