Nourishing connections with others, inside and outside of our communities, is always important. At Senior Lifestyle, we believe these connections are absolutely essential during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. In our communities, we foster a sense of community through virtual communication with family members through platforms such as FaceTime, Skype, email, text, phone calls, and social media. But for some moments, that’s not enough.
When Captain Michael Reid Jr. returned home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, he wanted to see his father in person. Reid’s father is a resident of the Addison Living Facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
“It was like once he saw me, it became reality for him that I was back home. I’m safe,” Reid told WTVD. “Even though I’m 31 years old he still looks at me like I’m his baby child.”
The staff at the Addison of Fayetteville worked to make sure Reid and his father could see each other out of a bedroom window and speak through a phone. This was the first time father and son had reconnected in over nine months and it brought together three generations, including Reid’s young son. See the whole story from WTVD.
Senior Lifestyle staff are working diligently to make sure residents and their families stay connected during this difficult time. Whether it’s visits through a window or social media posts, the wellbeing of the residents comes second only to their safety.
Learn more about what Senior Lifestyle is doing during the COVID-19 outbreak.