Nursing homes are really small neighborhoods housed under a large roof. The late Fred Rogers invited many of us to visit his “neighborhood” every day and we grew to know and love the people there. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted The Pines Neighborhoods. The flow of “people in our neighborhoods” has changed due to isolation precautions. Residents not only miss their own families and friends, but they are missing the other people that came to their neighborhoods. The familiar faces are no longer able to say “Hello”. The Pines understands this loss and have come up with a way to “bring back the people to our neighborhoods”.
Each wing in Machias and Olean will be receiving a 32-inch monitor that will bring back familiar faces to their neighborhoods. Family and friends are being invited back to the neighborhood via pictures that will show as a slide show on these monitors!
How will this work? Click this link “Submit your family and friends photos of familiar faces”. The link will ask for your name, which facility you visited and your resident’s name (so we can display your pictures in the correct neighborhood) and contact information. You will then be able to upload your photos directly from the link. It’s that simple!
The monitors are on their way, so help us by getting your photos submitted to rebuild our neighborhoods! If you have any problem or questions, please contact Kim Chase, Resident Care Liaison at 716-982-2544.