With so many changes, disruptions, and “bad news” happening in the world right now, we wanted to share some positives that we have been seeing in our homes and greater communities. Thank you so much to our staff, residents, families, and community members for all you have done to spread joy!

  1. Yard signs with encouraging words & Bible verses
  2. Pizza kits for the residents
  3. Cookies with encouraging words for the staff
  4. Window visits
  5. Zoom calls
  6. Whiteboard messages from residents to family
  7. Handmade signs on residents’ windows
  8. Children singing to the residents through the window
  9. Letters, cards, pictures for residents
  10. Facility making Blessing Box to keep outside: “Take what you need,  Leave what you can!”
  11. Live-streamed church services
  12. Remote music therapy
  13. Kids putting up bird feeders for residents
  14. Bouquets for the residents
  15. Facility putting together care packages for others in need
  16. Restaurants treating staff
  17. Community sewing face masks for facilities
  18. Posting a joke of the day from residents
  19. Residents making thankful/blessing boxes
  20. Snack packs with encouraging notes for residents

Maybe this list will give you some ideas about how you can give to others in this time, or maybe you have some more ideas to add. We would love to hear from you!