Residents at the Village of St. Edward – Wadsworth, an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility, are being shown and sent love in creative ways from family members. Loved ones are keeping connected in unique ways while necessary visitation restrictions are in place during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Some family members are writing messages on big poster boards of “I love you” and “I miss you” for their loved ones to see from their room window as they look outside.
One relative is giving their mother-in-law a daily photo gift to help her through the pandemic and visitor restrictions. And it’s something that will leave a legacy for generations to come.
Tara Reynolds rescued a large box of photos from the condo of her mother-in-law, Mary Ann Rothacker before they were tossed in the trash.
Tara scans a photo (or a few) each day and places them in a document, leaving space for her mother-in-law to write her memories or thoughts that come to mind from seeing the photo(s).
Village of St. Edward staff agreed to print the daily document and deliver it to Mary Ann’s room!
In an email, Tara said to the staff at The Village, “If you’re okay with this, I’ll keep it going. At the end of all this, she’ll have a nice keepsake and something future generations can enjoy.”
The family kindly sent a few of the photo project pages our way. I absolutely love this idea and have enjoyed reading the pages sent to us. Not to mention the beautiful handwriting that reminds me of my grandmother’s.