Communicating by sign language has given a mother and daughter a unique way to stay in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead of visiting her mom in person, Nancy Cuka is using sign language to communicate to her mom, Jeanne Becker, through her window at Good Samaritan Society – Wagner.
Nancy lives close to the center, so walking over is easy.
“We try to keep in touch every day,” says Nancy, who previously visited her mom almost daily in the center. “It’s one way of keeping in contact.”
Nancy says sign language was the first language she learned because, in addition to her mom being hearing-impaired, her dad was too. Nancy and her two siblings are all able to hear. Their parents lost their hearing because of health issues when they were children.
When Nancy stops by her window each day to chat, Jeanne likes to know what’s happening in the world. She also wants to know how her grandkids and great-grandkids are doing and if they’re staying healthy.