St. John Valley

St. Joseph’s residents spread hope with rainbow window paintings

FRENCHVILLE, Maine –Residents of St. Joseph’s Memory Care in Frenchville brightened up everyone’s day when they painted rainbows on the windows of the care center on Monday, March 23. 

 

The rainbows are meant to spread hope and cheer amid the coronavirus outbreak that has the nation and world exercising social distancing measures to thwart its spread. 

“Some of our residents are aware of everything going on in the world around them and it can be quite scary,” said Hannah Voisine, assistant activities director at St. Joe’s. 

Voisine said the activity was meant to keep St. Joe’s residents healthy and busy in the absence of visits from loved ones and the normal routine of guests.

“Because of the quarantine that everyone is going through we had to close our doors the past few weeks,” Voisine said. “It makes it a little difficult so we have had to get kind of creative and think outside the box.” 

Voisine said the residents enjoyed the activity. 

“It was just to keep them connected to the outside world and give them the same hope we’re all kind of looking for, I guess — to keep your chin up,” she said.

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