Nursing Home Asks People To Send Snail Mail To Shut In Seniors
They're hoping to cheer up their residents, who haven't been able to have any visitors for weeks.
While social distancing and mandatory shelter in place orders continue around the country to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, some folks are (naturally) feeling a bit lonely.
That's why the Heartis Living Center in Clear Lake, TX is going old school. They're asking the public to send residents cards, artwork and letters to give them company since their families and loved ones are no longer able to visit them.
The center recently posted the request for "snail mail" to Facebook to "help us feel the love while we stay indoors and out of harm's way."
The center promised to disinfect and sanitize any items they receive in an isolated area to keep the residents safe.
"We would never want to put our residents at risk for exposure to COVID-19," they added.
Hundreds of people from all over the country responded to the post. One person even requested photos so that she could draw portraits of the people who live at the nursing home.
Others said it was the perfect activity for their kids to do, with many parents asking if the residents are interested in having a pen pal.
Heartis residents are also asking people to share their Tik Tok videos with them. Heartis Senior Living/Facebook
The center said they're working on setting up a way for the residents to be able to have video chats with friends and relatives during the crisis.
What a sweet way to keep the residents in good spirits during the time they're separated from their loved ones. It's also a great activity for kids who are home now with little to no schoolwork to do.
Something tells us the residents at Heartis are going to have a lot of new friends very soon!