A Smiling Face in Oxford

“For all elderly, especially those who live in nursing homes, loneliness and social isolation is a huge problem … One thing we try to do by visiting the nursing homes is break down the social isolation and just connect with people.”

In a recently published article, Will Schenck of Oxford, Mississippi shared how important it is to maintain social connections in this time of crisis. We hope that all will continue to find ways to build bridges of solidarity and to grow closer to the most vulnerable in their communities.

“Every person has a story, and you have to recognize that. Humans are built for connection, and elderly are the same. If we build a society that throws away the elderly, that’s where we are going to end up”

If you’d like to write a friendly Note to an Elder, learn about our program here.