Lakewood Residents Host Socially Distant Sing-A-Long

By now, most people across the world have seen the viral videos of neighbors in Italy singing together from their balconies at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic there. The video is a heartwarming moment in an otherwise challenging time for the world.

Seeing the popularity, residents at Lakewood decided to organize a similar sing-a-long at the community. Participants were virtually invited to join in at 3 p.m. on March 27. More than 100 residents sang “God Bless America” from their windows, balconies or at least six feet apart on the sidewalks and courtyards. Residents in all levels of care participated in the event.

Residents Douglas Johnson and Bob McEachern reached out to the resident services team who assisted in the coordination of the event. Johnson said it was an opportunity for the community to come together even though they are physically far apart.