Students’ act of kindness made for a special Valentine’s Day at Kentwood Park

Kindergarten classes from local schools made greetings for the home’s residents

When Kentwood Park residents sat down for lunch on Feb. 14 they found special surprises waiting for them.

Kindergarten students from the Picton area had made Valentine’s Day cards for each of the home’s residents, and this act of kindness made their day, says Kentwood Park life enrichment co-ordinator Lisa Mills.

The inspiration for sending Valentine’s Day cards to residents was simple: students and schools wanted the residents to know they were thinking of them during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lisa says.

“This was such a thoughtful gesture and was very much appreciated by all,” she tells The OMNIway.

Before Valentine’s Day, Lisa received a phone call from the Prince Edward County Lions Club to see if kindergarten classes at schools in the region could make cards for residents.

Naturally, Lisa agreed, so the students at the participating schools got to work making the cards, which the Lions Club sent to the home.

Residents were overjoyed to see the cards, which included greetings the children had written, waiting for them at lunchtime on Valentine’s Day, Lisa says.

“(The residents) were quite excited to get these cards, and (they) loved the little saying which (the students) wrote themselves in the cards,” she says, adding residents gave something back to the students for their thoughtfulness as well.

“Residents have made several comments about the cards, and so pictures were taken to give to classrooms with a big thank you,” Lisa says.

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