Pen Pal Letters and Artwork Sent to Residents at ManorCare Health Services - Whitehall Borough
Activities Director, Alison Davin, at ManorCare Health Services – Whitehall Borough outside of Pittsburgh, worked with her local TV stations to help spread the word to potential pen pals for the patients and residents at the skilled nursing center. Emails began rolling in and Alison worked to put those letters and artwork on the center’s television system for everyone to enjoy. The center still continues to receive letters, artwork and pictures from as far as New Jersey. Alison says the residents have been able to respond to some of the emails. The facility also began to do virtual pet therapy by showing pet pictures that have been sent in on the television system.
Alison said, “The messages give residents hope to know that people are still thinking about them even though there is craziness in the world right now.”
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