By Jeri Borst
Loneliness and boredom were both symptoms felt by society as a result of the stay at home orders, followed by social distancing directives, which were issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While many have returned to work, started school or otherwise found a new way to live underneath the social distancing orders, those in assisted living continue to fight isolation.
One community member felt it is imperative that community members share blessings from the heart during this time.
“It’s just a sad time; they are stuck there, with limited interaction with family and loved ones. It just really made my heart ache,” Irene Bellete said. “I thought geeze, why not do something that shows them we care, they are on our minds and in our hearts.”
Her idea was to ask community members to donate large print coloring and activity books, along with Crayola crayons. Donated items can be brought to Pulse Multi-Media, 11638 HWY 71 S., during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Donations will be collected until Friday, Oct. 7, and Bellete will then distribute the items to area assisted living facilities.