By: Sloane Hughes
Originally published 7 April 2020
Adjusting to life under the preventative measures put in place to help protect ourselves and our communities from coronavirus, like social distancing and Stay At Home orders, has been more difficult for some than it has been for others. There are plenty of extroverts out there who are bouncing off the walls and have probably started talking to their houseplants for even a crumb of socialization, and I ‘d imagine that many parents now on week three or four of homeschooling are counting the days by carving tallies into the kitchen wall with a butterknife.
Perhaps the most deeply impacted communities, however, are senior living centers.
Because COVID-19 poses a much greater threat to those over the age of 70 and the coronavirus is spread so easily throughout close quarters, care facilities have closed their doors to visitors, and seniors who aren ‘t residents of living centers are under extremely strict social distancing rules as well. Although these precautions are absolutely necessary, this sudden and severe isolation is incredibly hard.
That ‘s why Matthew McConaughey stepped up to do something about it.
With the help of his wife Camilla and their children, Matthew McConaughey hosted a virtual bingo night for the residents of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living.
Since all the participants were in their own rooms using separate computers, everyone was able to play a live game and enjoy the company of their neighbors and friends while still adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Well alright, alright, alright!
And after the night ‘s activities, everyone thanked Matthew and his family with personal messages they ‘d written.