Signature HealthCARE at North Hardin in Radcliff is organizing an “Adopt A Window” activity for residents and their families during the holidays because of COVID-19 restrictions and to maintain safety
Created by its Activities and Quality of Life team, in the past, families and volunteers would engage residents by coming inside and decorating rooms for the holidays, according to a news release.
The facility posted the activity on its Facebook page Thanksgiving week, and is asking those volunteers interested in adopting a window to begin decorating today.
“We wanted to make sure the Thanksgiving holiday was over before we began having our home look like Christmas,” said Keri Jewell, Signature HealthCARE at North Hardin activities director, in a news release. “So, no one has begun decorating just yet. When someone calls, I ask them if they have a loved one here whose window they would like to adopt. But most of the callers do not have a loved one here, they just saw the post and wanted to help.”
When volunteers or family members call in, a number is given to the volunteer or family member. Numbers will be posted on the outside of the windows being decorated to help participants identify the correct window.
Each participant will be asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask. Anyone can volunteer to decorate a window, but should call the facility to reserve.
“We are encouraging all who wish to decorate a window to have fun with their decorations; lots of colors, paints, wreaths, battery operated lights — the sky is the limit,” Jewell sad in the release. “I have heard some are bringing decorations for the yard in front of their windows, ornaments hanging from the roof over the windows. We want them to be as creative as they want to be and to have lots of fun.”
No holiday activities have been canceled at the facility, although some have had to be modified. The facility’s residents will still have their holiday activities which include a modified holiday celebration within the facility, the receiving of gifts, food goody bags and holiday crafts.
At this time, as with all 109 facilities in 10 states, the facility’s visitation policy is contingent upon the facility’s COVID-19 positive cases, the health of surrounding communities in regard to COVID-19 cases, and the guidelines set forth by Gov. Andy Beshear and other local, state and federal governing agencies.
At this time, Signature HealthCARE at North Hardin is not open to visitation, but the facility hopes to be able to begin outdoor visitation soon, according to the release.