We know how challenging it’s been to adapt to the disruptions in daily life and routine caused by COVID-19. We’re here to help.
This page is a resource for all Bancroft families — whether you’re trying to help your loved one acclimate at home while day programs and schools or closed, or you’re curious about how we are spending our days and staying engaged inside Bancroft group homes.
From resources shared by the Therapeutic Activities Specialists who work in Bancroft’s Adult Day Programs, to videos shared by our teachers and photos shared by staff – check this page often for new tools and information you can use!
Schedule a Virtual Visit with Your Loved One
With new visitation protocols in effect, you can still check in with your loved one through a phone or video chat – and we’re encouraging you to do so. Program Managers can help you with this process. Bancroft staff are using Google Hangouts Meet to facilitate video calls. This is a free, online video conferencing tool available through the Google Suite applications. You do not need a Gmail account to join a Google Meet video call.
Click here for a guide to using Google Hangouts Meet
Online Activities to do at Home
Museums with virtual tours of their entire collection
Broadway Musicals available to stream (most require a streaming account)
A fun, interactive Google Doodle
WeaveSilk, a sensory art website
Chrome Music Lab: Interactive music activities.
Music Resources from Bancroft Teachers
Our YouTube channel contains a variety of resources for Music Education, provided by Bancroft music teacher Janice DeLozier and music therapist Sarah Levy.
Click here for the full playlist, which is updated almost daily.
Stay Updated on What’s Happening in Homes
Group home staff are sharing lots of photos of how they’re spending each day. Be sure to follow our Facebook Page for new pictures!