COVID-19 RESOURCES

Content, activities & resources for your residents’ wellness

With the help of partners like One Day U, Eversound, Brilliant Aging, CareGrove, Total Brain Health, Senior Savvy and CoroHealth, Touchtown has curated a collection of content to help our friends in senior living.

Our goal is always to support the industry regardless of tech preference, so we’ve included content that does not require the use of Touchtown.

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What do I do with this?

The below content is organized based on ICAA’s Seven Dimensions of Wellness.

Each section contains links to the content, as well as ideas on how to get this content into the hands of your members efficiently!

Click the “+” sign next to each content piece to get instructions on connecting your community with the information.

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Touchtown is also offering consultation, free services and support to all communities. Due to our breadth of solutions, we’re doing this on a case-by-case basis so we ask that you email us at team@touchtown.com to start a conversation on how we can help.

QUICKSTART!

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Our friends at CareGrove are offering their remote payment solution to communities in need for the next six months!

Simply sign up and you’re ready to accept payments, manage finances and send messages.

For Touchtown Customers

The below playlists will continue to play through videos like comedy skits, TED talks and more without residents needing to navigate throughout YouTube.

Exercise

Education

Entertainment

Communication Ideas

Share the link to playlists via email and provide staff with information on helping residents access the information.

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Educational & Intellectual Content 💡

Click here to preview the video library!

Our friends at One Day University are giving Touchtown customers a 60-day pass to all of their premiere educational content. If you are a current customer, follow the below instructions to gain access to the exclusive content free of charge.

For Touchtown Customers

Click here to access! — Just fill out their short form to enter the library.

Our friends at Eversound are opening up their content library for free until April 30. You’ll find great videos and group activity guides. A majority of this content can be enjoyed individually, but can also be applied for “hallway events.” Think bingo, trivia, guided meditation, and more that can done as a group with residents sitting in their doorways at a safe distance.

Communication Ideas

Share links to videos from the content library to discuss and use their idea guides to host hallway events.

The use of Eversound headphones will make these events even easier to implement. Read more about their headphones here.

For Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

  • Community Apps

Find all their resources here!

Our friends at Total Brain Health are sharing a complementary series of pre-recorded online brain training classes and written exercises, available via YouTube and their Quiet Mind blog posts.

Communication Ideas

Share Total Brain Health’s exercises or videos with residents via email and encourage them to stay stimulated by practicing the exercises in their homes.

For Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

The Senior Savvy will be updated weekly here!

Senior Savvy, a specialist in tech support for seniors, is offering video tutorials tailored to seniors on how to use technologies like Zoom.

Communication Ideas

Share Senior Savvy’s videos with residents via email and encourage them to connect with technologies available to them.

For Touchtown Customers

There are thousands of free-to-stream cooking videos that are just as entertaining as your favorite television cooking shows! Here are a few favorites from the Touchtown team:

Communication Ideas

Share Senior Savvy’s videos with residents via email and encourage them to share their own favorite recipes. If you get enough interest, maybe your dining team could take a shot at recreating some dishes!

For Touchtown Customers

This is probably best for communities with thicker walls…but singing is proven to bring people joy. Why not connect residents with their unique voice? Try this playlist of basic lessons on singing!

Communication Ideas

Share the Learn to Sing playlist with your residents and start planning a talent show when you can all be together again!

For Touchtown Customers

Here’s a list of our favorite virtual tours:

Animal Encounters

Travel

Museums and Culture

Communication Ideas

Share weekly links to the tours and encourage residents to share one thing they learned about an artwork or historical event.

For Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

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Communication Ideas

Share the link to the games via email and provide staff with information on helping residents access them.

For Touchtown Customers

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Communication Ideas

Share the link with residents so they can access books of their choosing. You could also start a weekly book club group using a tool like Facebook or another group communication tool. Add interested residents to the group, share a Book of the Week, and have a discussion on the book throughout the week.

For Touchtown Customers

Give residents a whole new way to communicate by helping them learn sign language! There are a variety of great resources out there. Here are a few:

Communication Ideas

Share the link with residents so they can access lessons. You can start a weekly challenge of some kind to keep residents motivated to continue learning by rewarding progress.

For Touchtown Customers

Check out these free audiobooks available through Audible. Perfect for a good listen while cooking or cleaning!

Communication Ideas

Share the link with residents so they can access the collection of audiobooks. You can start a virtual bookclub with email discussions between residents and staff members alike!

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Physical Content 🧘

Encourage residents to participate in this 8-week stretching series by Brilliant Aging with Kay Van Norman.

Communication Ideas

Schedule a stretch with Kay each day, and encourage residents to follow along from their rooms, or make it a social event by hosting in the hallway! Have residents put their chairs right next to their doors (maintaining at least six feet apart) and walk them through one of the videos.

For Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

Our friends at Spiro100 have provided their awesome senior-friendly exercise videos for FREE for communities impacted by COVID-19! Some videos require light hand weights, but all your residents need to enjoy a majority of the videos is a chair and some enthusiasm!

No equipment needed:

Light hand weights needed:

Communication Ideas

Share Spiro100’s videos with residents via email and encourage them to stay stimulated by practicing the exercises in their homes. For the lower movement videos, you could also host hallway exercise classes.

For Touchtown Customers

Check out this YouTube playlist of Seated Tai Chi exercises made especially for seniors.

Communication Ideas

Host seated Tai Chi in the hallway. Have residents put their chairs right next to their doors (maintaining at least six feet apart) and walk them through one of the videos.

For Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

Check out this YouTube playlist of Chair Yoga made especially for seniors.

Communication Ideas

Host chair yoga in the hallway. Have residents put their chairs right next to their doors (maintaining at least six feet apart) and walk them through one of the videos.

For Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

Autodraw is a free online sketchpad that requires no login. Just open the page and get to drawing!

Communication Ideas

Share the link with your residents along with a quick how-to of the features. Encourage them to email in their drawings, you could even create an art book of all their creations.

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Emotional Content 🤗

Provide your residents with music that helps energize, calm, or enrich the soul. These links provided by CoroHealth connects to libraries with hundreds of hours of different types of music.

  • Music First — Playlists designed by therapists and designers for therapeutic outcomes
  • CoroFaith — Connecting you to inspiration, faith and hope

Communication Ideas

Access and play the music throughout your community on speakers or computers.

Touchtown Customers

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This YouTube playlist is full of awesome comedy skits you and your residents will love!

Communication Ideas

Host weekly viewing parties of longer skits using free Zoom meetings.

Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

Zoom Video and Skype are both currently free to use video-conferencing services that make it easy to chat virtually with many friends and family members at once.

Communication Ideas

Have staff facilitate video visits if the community has any tablets, computers, or webcams that can be used for this purpose – just be sure to clean shared-use items thoroughly after each use!

Provide instructions for residents and family members via email to set up video calls on their own personal devices.

For Touchtown Customers

  • Community Apps
    • Use the instructions here to include information on your Apps that allows residents or family members to learn about video visits.

Allow your residents to experience a range of emotions through the beauty of poetry. This YouTube Playlist contains thirty classic poems read out loud.

Communication Ideas

Host weekly viewing poetry readings using free Zoom meetings.

Touchtown Customers

If you have an event element (even if its virtual!), keep residents up-to-date by adding an Activity in your Content Manager.

Spiritual Content