Music brings connection during pandemic at Minneapolis nursing home

The COVID-19 pandemic has not made it easy to live our normal lives. We’ve seen this disease affects all age groups, but in certain parts of their lives, seniors have perhaps felt the effects the most.

For weeks, long-term care facilities were the focus of the COVID-19 response in the state. Along with the threat of getting the disease and being at high-risk for serious implications, visitors, including family, were not allowed to be with them.

Facilities have had to adjust to keep spirits high, and thanks to technology and a creative music director, Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis has figured out a way to do that.