Let’s brighten the day of a senior at Ivy Meadows in Beaver Bank

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BEAVER BANK: A program aimed at ensuring the elderly are not left feeling lonely during the COVID19 pandemic is getting started for a local Continuing Care Community facility in Beaver Bank.

It is similar to the “Adopt A Grandparent” program that first started at a care community in London, England.

Because COVID19 has impacted the elderly, senior citizens have had to make sure they stay very isolated, especially if they live in a nursing home, like Ivy Meadows in Beaver Bank.

Coronavirus has swept through nursing homes with devastating results. That has resulted in many not allowing visitors to prevent that from happening again. Some aren’t even allowing residents to meet up with each other. This means that the folks living at the homes can get very lonely.

Well, at Ivy Meadows, Michelle Ellis is looking to the community to change this.

A post on Beaver Bank Community Watch Facebook page says that the community is encouraged to send a letter or message to the seniors at Ivy Meadows by contacting Ellis.

Those interested can email Ellis at michelle.ellis@rosecrest.ca or send a video through the Ivy Meadows Continuing Care Community Facebook page. Each message will be shared individually with residents to brighten their day.