The COVID-19 global pandemic has been raging in the United States for nine months, and for all this time, some high-risk senior citizens have been suffering. Even if they are not infected with coronavirus, they must be kept socially-distant. Senior citizens who reside in senior homes have not been able to spend time with their families, which has had a significant negative impact on their lives. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has found that social isolation can be just as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The Better Housing Coalition in Richmond, VA, holds over 900 seniors in their 9 income-restricted communities. Their residents are suffering from the negative effects of social isolation, and we wanted to help!
Our team at 318 Cowardin Ave, Richmond, VA 23224 delivered joy to senior citizens in handwritten cards as part of a project organized by HandsOn of Greater Richmond. These cards will serve to ease their loneliness, celebrate the holiday season, and encourage them for a positive new year. Like those at the BHC, reaching out to senior citizens helps them know that others are thinking about them in this lonely time. See who needs some extra love around you!