Thank you for helping bring joy to nursing home residents!
NURSING HOME OF THE WEEK ⇩
Saint Joseph of Harahan Nursing Home
C/O Sheila Ivory
405 Folse Street
Harahan, LA 70123
❤️ Send your cards to any of these addresses, or call a local nursing home in your area and ask to speak to the Head of Recreation. Let them know AHEAD OF TIME that the cards are in the mail so they don’t get lost or thrown out. Ask for his or her name and email and tell him or her you will be addressing the package to the nursing home with his or her name on the package.
❤️ Make a few handmade cards (or using store-bought ones is fine, too, but a homemade card is so special). Use construction paper, stickers, rhinestones, ribbon, hot glue – have fun! See these arts & crafts websites for inspiration plus tips for sensory-friendly cards ideas!
❤️ Write a short message or whatever inspires you. Something as simple as “Hello Dear Friend, you are special” or “Hello Dear Soul, You are loved and appreciated” or “Hello Special Person, I am thinking of you and sending you love and a hug” are great (some people have even chosen to write longer letters or include jokes). Use large print in contrasting colors that is easy to read.
❤️ Go to the post office and mail! You can send cards individually or together in a large envelope
❤️ Don’t forget to take photos of your beautiful cards to post on Instagram @nursinghomecardproject, Facebook @nursinghomecardproject, and Twitter @caringbycard and tag others! The more people that know about this project the better!
❤️ Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org photos of your cards or any questions.
❤️ Also consider sending a few blank cards and stamps that residents may send their children and grandchildren.
So far we have sent cards to every single resident at:
The Rutland Nursing Home
Schulman and Schachne
Providence Rest Home
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
“Our residents have been isolated from their family and friends for almost a year, any little thing that can help brighten their day is extremely beneficial. They feel lonely and isolated so these cards will remind them that they are not alone.”Providence Rest Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
My mother was an angel and she always said it is our job to lift others up however we can. Will you help remind our beautiful elderly that they are not alone or forgotten?
Happy card making! Make from your heart.
Donations also appreciated