Coronavirus lockdowns have been especially tough on seniors in nursing homes and senior living facilities – who have been cut off from having any visitors. This has led to many of these residents feeling very alone. But you can help.
Seniors at the Victorian Senior Care facilities in North Carolina are looking for pen pals. Staff took photos of each resident along with a poster board with their name and a hobby they’re interested in on it. The administrators posted the photos onFacebookand it quickly went viral.
Since then, hundreds of cards, letters and gifts have poured in. “It has been mentally strenuous on them to not be able to see their families or go out into the community,” said Meredith Seals, chief operating officer for Victorian Senior Care. “We never imagined it would get this big. We are overwhelmed with the love that we have received from all around the world.”