by ALISON BOLOGNA, NBC 10 NEWS
I've been in touch with my community connections to find the bright spots among the news about the coronavirus pandemic.
A real concern for most people, as we’ve been hearing, is about how to see their loved ones in nursing homes. This so challenging because we know the COVID-19 virus is especially dangerous for those who are older or who have pre-existing conditions. This is how they’re doing it in Pawtucket.
At Little Sisters of the Poor, they have apartments and a nursing home. This is what the visits look like: residents go to their windows and their loved from outside hold up signs! In one picture sent to us, it reads, “Hi Dad! Miss you! Love You! XOXOXO!"
And what about birthday celebrations?
Well look at this! Family came to celebrate 98 years old by showing up with a sign on the other side of the glass door that reads. “Happy Birthday Mom!”
Despite all this stress and confusion, it’s great to see some happy faces. This is a trend we’ve seen all over the world, in fact.
The organization is international, founded in 1839 by a saint, and it's run by an international congregation of Roman Catholic women. They serve the elderly poor in more than 30 countries.
I want to thank Kate and Jessica for sending in these pictures.
News 10 Anchor Alison Bologna is lifting spirits daily by sharing good news during these difficult days. In this post Alison shared photos and news of families bringing cheer to our Residents.