Kids visit nursing homes residents through ‘virtual visits’


Madison Pergrem

During this time of uncertainty for many, the 4th grade class from Highland Elementary School and their teachers are spreading goodness to those who need it most, nursing home residents that can not have visitors during this coronavirus outbreak.

Melanie Ramey, a 4th-grade teacher, says they are using virtual visits to connect with the residents in nursing homes.

“We know how important it is for the residence to have that social interaction it means a lot of their social and emotional needs.”

Connecting the population through an app that students can record and edit their videos right from home.

“We asked the students to just record themselves doing different things. They could tell jokes, they could tell a story. We had students that sang songs,” said Ramey. “We had a student do an art demonstration. She painted at Sunset. We even had Mrs. Pelfy’s son who recorded himself doing a tour of his farm. “