Quarantine loneliness can be brutal for senior citizens in retirement communities. As they're part of one of the most at-risk groups, seniors are denied visits from friends and family. This means a lot of loneliness and boredom, so people have had to get creative to fight the blues.
An activities director at the Sydmar Lodge Care in northern London found an innovate way to have fun. Robert Speker invited his seniors to recreate classic rock & roll albums.
“As this situation is on-going it could be months before the situation changes for them and the need to keep them happy, entertained, and full of spirit has never been more crucial,” said the activities director, who has used his photography skills to brighten their days. “It’s been my job and privilege.”
The shoot went viral once Speker posted it on Twitter and many fans want to see a calendar made of these images.
Julia Davey, manager of the nursing home, told The Independent that Mr Speker is “well-known locally” for organizing activities that are “outside of the box”. There's a GoFundMe for this event if you want to check them out.
JolieSumo pretty much summed up everyone’s feelings, tweeting, “These are so moving. Reminds me of my 97 year old grandmother telling me that on the inside she was still 18.”