Residents of senior care facilities around the world have been under intense lockdown for months to prevent the spread of coronavirus. That’s meant that people like Robert Speker, an activities coordinator at the care facility Sydmar Lodge in England, have had to get creative to keep residents entertained and uplifted.
Speker’s latest activity was a photo shoot re-creating classic album art with Sydmar Lodge’s residents, which he shared on social media. For example, alongside the cover of Adele’s 21 is Vera’s 93.
“I did the project to make them happy and I think the models’ families have enjoyed it, with even grandchildren posting about their grandparents, but the risks of Covid means they could be in lockdown for a long time and I want to make it a good time,” Speker told the Jewish News.
Other residents posed as David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the nurse from Blink 182’s Enema of the State, and more.
The re-creations contain some amazing details. Taylor Swift’s 1989 album gets re-imagined as 1922. Resident Sheila Solomons smashes her cane just as the bassist of The Clash smashes his microphone stand on the cover of London Calling. Rock on, Sheila.