On Lockdown Since March, This Nursing Home is Recreating Album Covers for Fun
On lockdown since March, the Sydmar Lodge Care home in the UK has been making their own fun, recreating famous album covers and sharing them online.
The idea was the brainchild of Robert Speker, who is the Activities coordinator for the home’s residents. Robert explains:
“It has been my job and privilege to keep them entertained during the COVID crisis with no outside entertainers or family. As this situation is on-going it could be months before the situation changes for them and the need to keep them happy entertained and full of spirit has never been more crucial.
Elderly people will remain in lockdown for a long time, and I want to make their time as happy and full of enjoyment and interest as possible.”
After Speker shared the album cover recreations on Twitter, the project went viral. The international attention inspired Speker to launch a Go Fund Me campaign with all proceeds raised being donated to dementia friends.org.uk, Alzheimers.org.uk and ageUk.org.uk.
The charities were selected by Speker and the residents involved with the project.