Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Brightening the Lives of Nursing Home Residents this Valentine's Day



Hello 5th graders! I'm so excited to start my blog, Be Positive: Pandemic Perseverance! Thank you for supporting me and my platform. 

This week, I kicked off the first step of my platform: making cards and care packages for nursing homes around Connecticut. I started this program in February so students can send nursing home residents gifts in honor of Valentine's Day. Of course, you can send cards and care packages to nursing homes all year round! 

Today, I'm here to talk to you about making these cards in your classroom this week so that residents can receive them for Valentine's Day. It doesn't take a lot of time to make a card! You can even make one during indoor recess with a piece of paper and a pencil or markers if you want. As long as your card has an upbeat message, it is ideal to give the elderly a boost of love! Talk to your teacher about making cards for your local nursing home.


Your cards can look like whatever you want them to. You can cut out a heart shape to make a card or color it with red and pink. Your teacher can learn more HERE. This link will bring you to a collection of messages that you can consider writing in your cards and even how to email me a picture of your cards!

Once your class finishes making cards, you can find nursing homes near your school or town HERE. This will truly make the residents smile and make sure that they have a happy Valentine's Day, even if they can't see their families! 

I'm so happy that together we will brighten the lives of nursing home residents with positive messages! Email me at Reese@CT.KidGovernor.org to tell me if your class made cards this Valentine's Day!

As promised, here is a fun fact about me: one of my favorite things to do on Valentine's Day is to give! I am a huge gift giver and love to give little presents to my family. I love watching people open goodies on Valentine's Day. 

Stay positive! :)



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