Last fall, your contributions sustained the mind, body, and spirits of residents at Dayspring Villa Assisted Living Community. Thanks to your generosity, Executive Director Latoya Garcia and the team were able to purchase tablets, art and craft supplies, individual exercise equipment, and individual activity sheets (coloring sheets, puzzles, Sudoku, crosswords) to help residents stay connected and actively engaged during the pandemic.
Many of the residents at Dayspring Villa do not have personal tablets, which has become a primary tool for residents to “visit” with loved ones. With the additional purchase of four tablets, the Dayspring team has been able to support all of the virtual visit requests from residents, including standing appointments.
One resident, who has a standing virtual appointment, shared how having a tablet has given her “peace of mind.” She has been able to have ongoing virtual visits with her family and important standing appointments with her case manager.
With the additional art supplies, crafts, and individual activity sheets, residents have had more opportunities for enriching activities in their apartments.
Residents also have kept moving with new exercise equipment. Staying active is not only fun but important. To keep elders safe during much of the past year, they spent a lot of time alone in their apartment. Inactivity can cause weakness, so the team purchased therapy balls, talk and toss balls, resistant bands, and games like ring toss and horseshoes. The activity coordinator was able to take exercise items to resident apartments and help them stay active, while also providing some social interaction.
Thank you for bringing joy to the residents of Dayspring Villa. Your meaningful support is felt and seen every day in the smiles across the community.