Coronavirus: How Edmonton seniors are coping with self-isolation

Self-isolation is hard on everybody, but for seniors it can be especially lonely. Seniors’ facilities in Edmonton are working on ways to help residents through quarantine.

“One site does hula dancing at the doorway, and (one woman) just had her birthday, so they all sat outside their doors and had dinner together.

“Another site, they play chess together, but because of social distancing, they yell out their moves,” said Izabella Roth, with Christenson Communities.

Christenson Communities resident Peggie Hughes said her son-in-law would come for visits, but for her birthday, he had to stay outside.

“Now he comes and waves through the door and that is the best we can do,” Hughes said.

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