HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A new effort is underway to brighten the day of residents who have been on lockdown at nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As COVID-19 spreads, nursing home residents have been isolated weeks, if not months without seeing family or friends.
For residents at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico County, it's been especially difficult.
Fifty residents have died of COVID-19-linked illnesses at facility, making it one of the deadliest nursing home outbreaks in the country.
Now, the skilled nursing facility in Richmond is coordinating “The Write Touch,” a virtual outreach program to lift the spirits of residents by sending them an e-card.
“With visitations suspended and social distancing protocols mandating the cancellation of communal dining and group activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is working to help residents feel connected to community during this challenging time,” said a spokesperson.
If you would like to help lift their spirits, you can make an e-card online and send it to a resident at the facility.
You can then email the card to: firstname.lastname@example.org