People around the world are in self-isolation, but the COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t stopped us from lifting each other up.
For the senior residents at Trinity Terrace in Fort Worth, Texas, the best part of living in their retirement community is connecting with neighbors. So instead of meeting in one place, they came together from their balconies!Facebook
Armed with sheet music, about 100 seniors stepped outside to form a choir while members of the community’s Ukulele Band played from the ground below.
Line Wilson, Trinity Terrace’s associate executive director, said the idea came from the people singing from their apartments in Italy.
“Everyone was thrilled to be out socializing even from a distance because we’ve been sheltering in place in our apartments so it felt like we were kind of in seclusion,” added Kenneth Knight, the band’s conductor. “The first song we sang, appropriately, was ‘Don’t Fence Me In.'”Facebook
Because the first gathering was such a hit, the community plans to do it every week from now on! After all, resident Connie Pannell said it left everyone with “a wonderful feeling of group unity and encouragement.”
Becky Hartman, another resident, added, “It’s just great to be together and be able to do this.”Facebook
Now more than ever, it’s vital that we stick together — even from a distance!
Not only have these folks found a way to have fun, but they’re also supporting each other during these difficult times. Stay safe, all of you, and keep singing!
🥰It is so important to keep our seniors active. I love that started singing at this Assisted Living🥰Residents at Trinity Terrace, a retirement community in Fort Worth, took to their balconies to sing while stuck inside due to COVID-19 concerns.
Posted by LEAP2 on Monday, March 23, 2020
Not to mention, they aren’t the only Texans belting it out from their homes!
Watch residents of a Dallas apartment singing “Lean On Me” from their windows in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story with your friends.
94.9 KLTY's @BonnieOnAir was amazed by the Italians singing from their windows. 🇮🇹 So… with her friend, Danzel, she & her fellow residents in Downtown Dallas started something pretty inspiring too! 😄💕 #LeanOnMe #SpeakLove #TeamKLTY pic.twitter.com/nnln27GPr9
— 94.9 KLTY (@949KLTY) March 21, 2020