Streamway Villa residents treated to a special violin, guitar performance

Pictured above, Taylor Stacey plays violin for Streamway Villa residents from outside the fence that surrounds the home’s garden.

Student Taylor Stacey hosts a safe, outdoor show for residents

Since Taylor Stacey could not enter Streamway Villa due to restrictions in place during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the high-school student came up with a creative idea to safely bring some entertainment to residents of the Cobourg long-term care home.

Taylor showed up outside the fence in the Streamway Villa garden a few weeks ago and played her guitar and violin for residents, much to their delight.

Taylor, who completed Grade 11 at Cobourg Collegiate this year, wrapped up a four-month co-op placement at Streamway Villa in January but she has stayed connected to the home.

She has since started a temporary job at Streamway Villa to help during the pandemic. She was missing residents and staff members and wanted to do something to bring cheer to everyone, says life enrichment co-ordinator Laurie Kracht.

“The residents loved it, they were outside and they needed that,” Laurie tells The OMNIway.

Laurie says she’s happy to have Taylor working at Streamway Villa to help during the pandemic. Taylor will be assisting with portering residents and doing one-to-one programming, Laurie says.

“She is going to be working as many hours as well can give her,” Laurie says.

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