Sharing Smiles with Local Residents

Sharing Smiles with Local Residents

One group that often comes to mind when the Kiwanis Club of Transfer thinks of “service” is residents at local assisted living facilities. Over the years, our club as well at the K-Family groups at Reynolds schools have worked with these facilities. Whether it’s doing crafts, playing bingo, or simply visiting with residents, we like to participate in activities with these folks as often as possible.

These residents have been on our mind even more since social distancing, as we know many of them are facing loneliness. It is understandable that these facilities cannot accept visitors at this time, but this leaves many residents feeling isolated. Our club wanted to do something to spread some cheer to a group of local residents.

We had to come up with a way to put smiles on residents’ faces from a distance, keeping them safe. We decided to send some bright cheery flowers to each resident at Greystone Country Estates. We put each flower in its own pot and attached a note to let the residents know we were thinking of them.

This also seemed like the perfect time to thank the staff of Greystone for all their hard work, and we put together flowers to send to them as well.

The flowers were dropped off at Greystone to be distributed by the staff. Said the staff, “We thank you so much for the smiles you put on residents’ faces.” Mission accomplished!

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