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Seniors in Brighton Square Apartments find joy during quarantine

Posted at 7:20 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 19:26:06-04

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The coronavirus pandemic has residents at Brighton Square Senior Apartments in the town of Tonawanda cooped up in their rooms.

“Closing everything just stopped our life," resident Howard Eichhorn said. "We had bingo, we had cards every night, we had puzzle rooms and everyone gets involved in these things."

But, all of those activities have been put on pause.

“Oh gosh, it’s been different," Eichhorn adds.

So Eicchorn came up with the idea of creating a sing along for all the residents Brighton Square.

"Any type of activity is great for them right now," property manager, Sarah Giuga said. So Eichhorn, his wife Gretchen, and Giuga organized a sing along on March 26.

“[All the residents were] extremely excited, asking me to wear, should they dress up," Giuga said. "Tenants were coming up to me to show their outfits."

And while they were separated by apartments, they were bonded by music

"It's just so different right now," Gretchen Eichhorn said. "But they’re barring down and sticking with it."

Guiga says as long as residents are stuck inside their homes at Brighton Square will continue these sing-alongs.