JubileeCare While Staying Home

For more information about Jubilee’s COVID-19 communications and protocols click here!

The trees are blooming, the sun is shining, and we’re all being asked to stay home. This feels strange to everyone, but we must do our part to stay healthy and to keep our family and friends healthy. Just by staying home you are being a health hero!

Time at home does not need to be boring, we just need to get creative. Jubilee compiled a list of ideas of things to do. Consider making a daily schedule to keep you on track and structure the day. For example, a daily schedule could include time for meals and snacks, time to exercise, read, talk with friends and create art.

We’ll keep adding to this list below, and please share ideas with us as well! If you have ideas or questions, contact Nyla Jones at kjones@jubileemd.org. Want to share a photo or video with the Jubilee community? Send it in to photos@jubileemd.org, and we’ll try and post it on our Facebook page or monthly newsletter!


Jubilee Radio
12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Jubilee will host a daily radio talk show Monday – Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The show will include interviews with people in the Jubilee community, updates and Q&A opportunities for staff, clients, family members, volunteers, and board members.

Instructions for accessing Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:

Dial-in Number: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 143 179 387

Special Olympics of Maryland – Virtual MOVEment

Special Olympics Maryland’s unique home-based health and wellness campaign, Virtual MOVEment consists of fitness exercises from Special Olympics Fit5, WWE School of Strength, and NFL PLAY 60, as well as interactive social groups, healthy cooking tips, and other fun boredom busters. Join them in staying active and social from the comfort of your own home via their Facebook group! You must hit “Join Group” to be able to post and comment on the page.

Baking & Cooking

This is a great time to learn some new cooking skills. There are a lot of tutorials online and cooking shows on TV. If you have recipe books at home, they can be fun to read and pick out some new recipes to try. Here are two ideas to get you started.

Virtual Workouts 

Social distancing doesn’t mean give up on your body goals! Take care of your mind and body during these difficult times by getting a virtual workout in with Spirit Club every Friday at 12:00 p.m.!

Instructions for accessing Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 369 540 385

Virtual Yoga 

Spirit Club invites you to Virtual Yoga every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.!

Instructions for accessing Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 167 442 778

One tap mobile
+1(312) 626-6799,,167442778# US (Chicago)

Virtual Grocery Shopping

Virtual grocery shopping is a convenient way to keep your cabinets stocked while social distancing. Websites such as Instacart, Peapod or Safeway is quick and easy. Be sure to change the zip code to correlate to your home. 

Start Journal/Writing Projects

Writing or recording what you’re thinking and feeling is one way to process what’s happening during this time. You can use whatever paper you have on hand at home, or here’s a resource for a free online journal https://penzu.com/. Or you can record yourself talking into your smart phone. You can keep it private or share it online with your friends and family.

  • Write a story with your roommates
  • Write a story from a picture
  • Write letters to friends and family, put them in the mail, it will brighten the day of your loved ones

Story Time

  • Read books. Dust off an old favorite from your shelf, or head to https://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/az.php to see what the Montgomery County Public Library has online. In addition to books, they have magazines and audio books.
  • Don’t love to read, but love stories? Check out free audio books on the computer from the local library, or purchase on www.audible.com

Outdoor Fun

  • Take long walks
    • Collect small rocks, then when you get home paint them. Once they are dry, place them around your neighborhood to bring a smile to people’s faces. Add the hashtag #socialdistancerocks. See if you can find your rock on social media!
  • Bird Watching
    • Print out a list of local birds, how many can you identify?
  • Yard Work
  • Garden

Keeping The Faith

  • Dress up (if you wish) and watch together a live stream service of your religious affiliation

Around the World from Home

Plan a night celebrating other cultures. For example, plan an Italian Culture evening where you play music by great Italian singers and cook a dinner featuring Italian foods like spaghetti and meatballs. You can visit great sites in Italy via the Internet. Check out the Coliseum in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa! “Virtually” fly over to Greece and check out the Parthenon in Athens!

House Cleaning

  • Tackle a drawer or a closet a day. Clean out items you don’t use or don’t wear. This is a tough time for many, instead of throwing out, think about what you can donate and bag it up for a donation pick up.
  • Deep clean the fridge. Take everything out, wash down the shelves, and put everything back neatly.
  • Pantry – dispose of expired items, neatly label and organize your food items.

Arts & Crafts

  • Make a homemade greeting card – mail them to your friends and family. I bet it will bring a smile to their faces!
  • Make a list of people you want to give a gift to. Pick a craft and then make them something. A homemade art project is always a great gift.
  • Look at your walls. Do they need some new art? Paint, color, draw – then hang it up!
  • Easy Craft
  • See what art projects you have at home. This may be a good time to…
  1. Color
  2. Bead
  3. Crochet
  4. Knit
  5. Paint
  6. Draw

Games & Imaginative Play

Video games can be interactive if you have the equipment to play with friends remotely. Here are two sites to consider.

Family Tree

This is a great time to get on the phone with your family and ask questions about your family history. After you have the information, turn it into a beautiful family tree. This can be an art project and/or a writing project.