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There’s no doubt we are going through an unprecedented health crisis. Staff at supportive and assisted living communities, like Cambridge House of Maryville, are working tirelessly to keep our residents safe. Following safety protocol that includes social distancing and self-isolation is our best tool to keep those who live here healthy.

However, it’s easy to feel “alone” while we are staying safe in our apartments. 

The Activity Department here at the Cambridge House of Maryville is working hard to be sure that every resident has an opportunity to stay active and engaged, even while we are apart. Puzzles, trivia, writing challenges, and arts and crafts are delivered to doors each day with the morning mail. Our Jolly Trolley makes trips up and down the hallways at least three times a week to deliver treats, music, and smiles. The Group Game Wagon makes stops at every door at least twice a week to play one-on-one games up and down the halls of our building. CNAs can be found dancing in the halls, leading seated dance classes, while residents sit in their doorways and get a good work-out. An Art Cart is available and brings arts and craft supplies. A mobile entertainment wagon also brings books, movies, and music by request.

Notes are passed. Care-calls are made (just to check in and chat). Every afternoon brings a chance to open your door and share a smile. (under a mask!)

Don’t forget the power of a chat on the phone, video call, or a safely distanced visit from friends and family!

It is our goal in the activity department to keep our residents involved and engaged. Most of all, we want to offer reminders that we are all in this together- 6 feet apart.