Kindergarten class gives Kentwood Park residents an early Valentine’s Day surprise

Kentwood Park residents are pictured here with Valentine’s Day cards they received from kindergarten students at St. Gregory Catholic School.

A kindergarten class from St. Gregory Catholic School brought an early Valentine’s Day gift that put smiles on the faces of residents of the Picton long-term care home.

Recently, Kentwood Park life enrichment aide Darlene Vanvlack asked the students if they would like to make Valentine’s Day cards for residents.

With enthusiasm, the students gathered their paper, crayons and glue and began to make cards that they delivered to Kentwood Park residents, explains Lisa Mills, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC).

The gesture was a huge hit with residents, Lisa says.

“Residents were sure excited to receive these cards, and to read the (comments) that each one had was a great picker-upper from the winter blues,” the LEC tells The OMNIway.

To show their appreciation for the kind gesture, Kentwood Park residents have made a thank-you card that will be sent to the students, Lisa says.

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