How to Pass the Time at Home during the Coronavirus
New social recommendations and restrictions put in place to minimize the impact of coronavirus and “flatten the curve” of the disease have changed life as we know it – both inside the walls of Hampton Plaza and all over the world. We’re all taking life one day at a time right now – and we’re all in this together.
Social distancing is strange but it’s also an opportunity to explore new interests and hobbies. Whether you’re a parent with an apartment full of young, active children, a retiree living on your own, or anyone in between, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself occupied during this time. In addition to the usual suspects – watching movies, reading books, cleaning out your pantry, trying to teach your child 4th grade math – we’ve compiled some fun ways to pass the time while you are home:
You don’t need a computer to work out, of course! Even starting each day with a simple stretch – arms up, then fold forward, then back up – will help you wake up and add some pep to your step.
Please note that in accordance with state guidelines, Hampton Plaza’s fitness center is temporarily closed.
We might not be able to venture out to museums right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore them. Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with a whopping 2,500 museums around the world to create virtual tours of their collections. This includes some of the world’s most spectacular spots in the world, from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (home of some of the most famous works of Impressionism) to London’s National Gallery, to Baltimore’s own prizes, The Walters Art Museum and The Baltimore Museum of Art.
The list expands beyond art museums, too: you can also learn about history, science and many other subjects via the virtual tours.
Walk Down Memory Lane
Now is a great time to dig out old photo albums and boxes of saved memorabilia to organize them – and remember. Write names and dates on photos and capture stories and memories on paper, and have fun remembering the good times and sharing them with others.
“Go” to the Zoo – or the Aquarium
Host a Happy Hour
Learn Something New
Keep a Journal
There’s no question that we’re living through unprecedented times and one day, we’ll look back on these days and want to remember what we did and how we felt. Keeping a daily journal of activities, thoughts and feelings is a great way to record history as it happens.
Journaling can be a great activity for people of every age – the youngest journalers might not do much more than scribble, while older writers can draw on past experiences to compare what’s happening now and how they feel to other times in their lives.
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During this time, the Hampton Plaza desk is staffed; if you have questions or need assistance, call us at 410-296-6600.