Elvis Entertains Plymouth Seniors
Elvis impersonator Todd Anderson of Brooklyn Park entertained seniors at The Waters of Plymouth in a social distancing concert Thursday. He performed Elvis hits while seniors danced in the parking lot and on the back patio. Seniors also watched from their balconies or inside the building.
In this case, Elvis didn’t just leave the building. Instead, he didn’t go inside The Waters in Plymouth.
“Our residents mean so much to us. They’ve been doing so well during this isolating in place and sheltering in place. We just want to do something special for them. So this is our way of showing them we appreciate them and having a little fun,” said Michelle Robbins, active life manager at The Waters in Plymouth.
It’s not the first time Elvis has visited The Waters. He also performed at a “Back to the 50s” event.
“As soon as this whole virus thing hit I started thinking about how I can get out and sing to the senior communities that I sing to on a daily basis under normal circumstances and try to bring as much normal back to them as I could,” said Brooklyn Park resident, Todd Anderson, who plays Elvis as well as other well-known performers. “I have a sound system that is actually portable and I can hook up a power inverter to a battery and power my speakers and I’m going to do an outdoor concert. And we’re going to let our senior guests listen from their windows and from their balconies.”
Coping with Social Isolation
The Waters has placed strict no admittance protocols in place prohibiting visitors except for regular staff and medical personnel. It hasn’t been easy, but residents are doing as best as can be expected.
“They’re doing wonderfully. They’re cooperating. They’re sheltering in place. They’re in really good spirits. We’re really blessed with group of people,” said Robbins.
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