NH matches residents with Valentine’s admirers

One nursing home in Morgantown, West Virginia, is soliciting secret admirers for its residents.

Morgantown Sundale Nursing Home is bringing back its “Secret Valentines” project in time for the day of love.

Community members volunteer to be “matched” with a resident. Between now and Feb. 14, volunteers can shower residents with cards, door decorations, stuffed animals or any Valentine-themed goodies, though food is discouraged.

“It’s good because a lot of times in January, they start to get lonely,” says activity director Joe Garrison to WVAlways.com. “Through Christmas, we’ve got people in and out of here constantly, and then January is just kind of blah. This gets people back in here and more encouraged to look forward to something.”

Topics: Activities