With Covid restrictions in place, residents in nursing facilities are struggling. They cannot have visitors nor do normal activities and spend a lot of time just looking out the windows. Through the "Sponsor a Window" Bird Feeder Project, local residents would place a bird feeder and birdbath outside of a community room window at a nursing home. They would commit to visiting weekly to fill the feeder and put fresh water in the birdbath and wave to their new friends.
I recently did this at a facility and the residents spend many enjoyable hours watching birds. I will contact nursing homes and find suitable windows to offer up for adoption. Hopefully, the project would foster relationships and inspire more community members to engage with our elderly in long term care homes.
Funded by State College, PA (July 2020)