Local children are ‘sending sunshine’ to the elderly

Home Instead sending sunshine

A care company is calling on local primary school children to help the elderly feel more connected and loved during lockdown and social isolation.

The company, Home Instead Senior Care, is on a mission to help create a little happiness in the community and spread some positivity by launching their ‘Sending Sunshine’ campaign.

They’re asking for primary school aged children to draw pictures and write letters to Home Instead’s elderly clients who might be feeling particularly isolated in their own homes at this time.

Moona Karim, owner of Home Instead Bedford, said, “We recognised in this pandemic that our elderly will be missing out on seeing family, friends, and grandchildren, which is why we have created ‘Sending Sunshine’.”

“All drawings and letters can be sent to Home Instead Senior Care Bedford Suite 2, 106A Bedford Road, Wootton Bedford MK43 9JB.

“As we would love our clients to reply, please also include in the envelope the child’s name, full address, and name of their school.

“For safety purposes, we request not to include the child’s full name, school name and address on their drawings or letters, their first name or initial will be sufficient.

“Thank you for helping spread some joy during the pandemic.”

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