Teen Delivers Puzzles and Handwritten Notes to Uplift Lonely Seniors
“She came up with the idea to deliver care packages to … nursing homes in her area.”
“Hita Gupta says she was heartbroken upon learning her regular visits to nursing homes were put on hold because of Coronavirus. Gupta, 15, had been volunteering at a nursing home near her home in Paoli for more than a year. She organized activities like trivia and bingo for the residents. Due to coronavirus, the nursing home is refusing visitors in an effort to keep residents safe. ‘The seniors aren’t able to see their families, so that’s causing loneliness, boredom and anxiety,’ she said. So, she came up with the idea to deliver care packages to all of the nursing homes in her area stuffed with puzzles, coloring books, and handwritten notes.”
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