Holiday messages being sent to long-term care facilities

Published 11:09 am Friday, December 11, 2020

Employees of the Legislative Research Commission have launched a campaign to send hand-written holiday cards to every long-term care facility around the state.

The goal was to send at least one card to each facility, but some have asked for cards for each resident. There are around 250 facilities in the state.

“If your family is anything like mine, curtailing holiday traditions because of social distancing has been hard on the soul,” Commission Director Jay Hartz said. “My hope is this card-writing initiative fosters some of that human connection lost with the restrictions.”

More than 50 employees have volunteered to write messages on the cards with some getting other family members involved, said Legislative Services Training and Education Coordinator Lisa Thomas.

The goal is to have at least 350 cards written and ready to be mailed by Dec. 11.

Employees say they are excited to spread some joy during the holiday season.