Cards For Seniors
To spread some love this Valentine’s Day we are carrying on our school tradition of creating hand-made cards with kind messages of caring and appreciation for the front-line workers and senior citizens who work and live in Long Term Care.
As you know, many senior citizens in Long Term Care (LTC) suffer from isolation in the ‘best of times’. These days, with COVID restrictions and limitations on visits from friends and family, things are even worse. You may have seen or read reporting about the mental health impacts of isolation, which are amplified for seniors including those who live alone in LTC or suffer from other conditions such as dementia, and so on. Where these individuals would normally enjoy communal meals, activities such as bingo nights, visitors, or simply an opportunity for a change of scenery by sitting in a common area – many of these opportunities no longer exist.
We look forward to spreading some warmth to our friends at LTC in Burlington and Hamilton and want them to know words are not enough to thank you for your strength, courage, and dedication. Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day from our all our Staff and Students at Dearcroft Montessori School.