Project to make over 1,000 Valentines for Vancouver seniors in care homes, hospitals

Feb 8 2021, 9:45 am

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH) is organizing the making and delivery of more than 1,000 handmade valentines to seniors in long-term care homes and hospitals in the Vancouver region.

In a release, MPNH said, “times have been tough,” and it’s hoping that this gesture “will bring smiles, increase our connections, and simply make seniors happy on Valentine’s Day.”

Students at local schools, MPNH volunteers and people from the community will all be making valentines with messages of love and support, and all the cards will be delivered to the facilities by the staff and volunteers of MPNH.

“We are stronger as a community, and we want those in long-term care to know that they are a significant part of our community,” said MPNH Director of Community Programs, Claudine Matlo. “Letting our seniors, particularly those in long-term care, know that we are all in this together, that we care, and that there is hope is the best medicine. ”

Members of the public are also being invited to drop off cards at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

Those who want to send a Valentine’s to one of MPNH’s seniors are asked to do so before February 10.

Further information can be obtained by contacting MPNH Special Events and Outreach Coordinator Daniela Gunn-Doerge via email, or Caregivers Connect Coordinator Judy Venable through email.

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