A Special Valentine’s Day in Long Term Care

February 22, 2023

At its core, Valentine’s Day is a special holiday to celebrate love, and this year long term care residents across the country felt the love thanks to the help of local community members.

From cards to sweet treats, check out how communities nationwide showed love to local nursing home residents. 

Thousands of Valentines Made for DC Nursing Home Residents

Residents from all over Washington, D.C. were given personalized Valentine’s Day cards thanks to the efforts of Patrick Kaufmann, a local teenager. With the help of nearly 16,000 students from over 60 schools, Patrick delivered  the cards to long term care residents at nursing homes throughout D.C. Read the full story here → 

Students Made Valentine’s Day Goodie Bags

Students at Henry Elementary in Virginia showed their love to local nursing home residents by putting together goodie bags. The students were able to make 180 goodie bags, which included personalized cards , snacks, and other items. Read the full story here → 

A Community Effort for a Special Valentine’s Delivery

Local employees from Miller Poultry made almost 200 hand-made Valentine’s Day boxes for long term care residents. Each heart-shaped box was painted and decorated with stickers and ribbons with stuffed toys, snacks, and chocolates stuffed inside. Read the full story here → 

A Four-Legged Friend Makes A Special Valentine’s Day Visit

Residents at Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation had the privilege to spend the holiday with local celebrity Ethan Almighty, the 2022 Shelter Hero Dog Award winner. The pup brought love and cuddles while providing support during the holiday. Read the full story here →