Connected despite isolation

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —┬áResidents at local and regional senior living facilities have a new resource to stay connected amid their isolation.

The Quarantine Connection group on Facebook is connecting five retirement facilities in Bend, Eugene, Central Point and here in Medford.

There are funny posts, inspirational quotes, workout videos and a spiritual corner, all coming from residents and staff.

“It’s just a nice way for families, who aren’t able to quite see their, our residents, that life is still good regardless of what’s going on right now,” Charmagne Blackaby, General Manager of Fountain Plaza, said.

The Facebook group has over 400 members already and includes residents at Twin Creeks Retirement Center in Central Point, Horton Plaza and Fountain Plaza in Medford, Terpening Terrace in Eugene and Whispering Winds in Bend.

NBC5 News reporter/weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He's also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv. Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017. Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.
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