MANCHESTER, Ind. (WFFT) - Northeast Indiana residents may experience boredom from watching the same shows or movies due to COVID-19 isolation or Governor Eric Holcomb's "Stay at Home" order.
But residents of Timbercrest Senior Living Community received a surprise serenade Friday afternoon from their music therapist who they haven't seen in a while since a no-visitor policy was instituted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emily Paar, a music therapist of Visiting Nurse, joined the care team's chaplain coordinators to play guitar and ultimately sing to the senior residents at Timbercrest.
Paar says, "I just wanted to bring a sense of joy and a little sense of normalcy during this time."
Paar played songs like “This Little Light of Mine” that prompted senior residents who’ve mainly heard the roaring of car engines starting up and mainly seen gray skies when they’ve peered from their windows in the past weeks of isolation from the public.
But now they’ll carry on the memory of clapping to the tunes that seeped through their windows and lit up their Friday afternoon, even if just for a while.