SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Main Areas:
A sign-in desk manned by an administrator or on-duty nurse
Hand sanitizer stations
Homey living room areas (with couches, chairs, and handicapped access) for family members and residents to visit
Wide hallways conducive to wheelchairs and walkers
Wooden handrails
A special events board
Cheerful paper and foil decorations during the holidays
Decorative curio cabinets with china dishes or antique plates
Silk flower arrangements
A fish tank or birdcage with small inhabitants inside for residents to enjoy
A piano
A small chapel
A cafeteria with widely spaced tables
Physiotherapy equipment
Staff coming by with drink and snack carts that contain water, juice, lukewarm coffee, easy to digest cookies, etc.
A music player with a variety of music from earlier eras
Central tables located in wide hallways where residents can park their wheelchairs and visit
An open concept TV room to accommodate wheelchairs
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