In 2008 my beautiful mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She spent six years living in different nursing homes. Those were very hard years. Nursing homes are difficult places. Often, residents refer to their room as their “cell.” Residents have no control when or what they eat, when and if they can go outside and must rely on staff for their every need. It breaks your heart.
Due to COVID-19, nursing home residents are allowed no visitors and most of their recreation programs have been suspended. The social isolation and loneliness they are feeling is painful and unprecedented.
Will you join me in making a card (or 5 or 20) and sending them to a nursing home of your choosing so those living in nursing homes know they are not forgotten?
When you do, email photos of your cards to email@example.com!