Compassion in the community is flourishing in many ways at the moment, and no more is it being acknowledged and witnessed than at Mercy Place Mandurah.
Dozens of the aged care residents this week have received cards from Perth youngsters to pass on their love and also to let them know how appreciated they are.
The idea for the handwritten letters has come from 10-year-old Summer McGregor, who has spent days making the home-made cards and writing letters to the elderly residents, whilst at the same time enlisting many of her friends to take part in the initiative.
Mercy Place Mandurah Service Manager, Christina Venables, said the residents were overjoyed with the handwritten cards.
“They are all eager to meet Summer and her friends to thank them for their kindness at some point in the future when it is safe to do so,” Christina said.
“The residents are just delighted to receive the cards which were addressed to them personally and they received such a lovely surprise when they opened them.
“Obviously it’s a very important time to make sure we keep all our residents safe and because of that the schoolchildren who visit our home every week are no longer able to do so, so receiving these beautiful handwritten notes was a real highlight in our residents’ day.
“We are very grateful for the efforts of both Summer and her mum for showing our seniors such thoughtfulness and kindness at this time.”