If you’re stuck inside weathering out the winter storm blanketing the state of Texas, why not get creative and make some Valentine’s Day cards to send to senior adults living in Buckner senior living communities?
You can help brighten a senior adult’s day by sending a cheery note full of encouragement and love.
You can even send a card to a Buckner employee to show appreciation for the frontline heroes serving senior adults throughout the pandemic.
Last year, in the midst of a pandemic, the Valentine’s Day cards received helped senior adults realize they were not alone or forgotten.
“Now we are vaccinated, boosted and have weathered the delta and omicron storms, but the need for residents to feel some love and support from the outside community is still very real,” said Charlie Wilson, president of Buckner Retirement Services.
Only paper mail fitting in traditional envelopes will be received; packages containing goods and products will not be accepted for the safety of the residents.
Address letters to residents by using “Inspiring Happiness for Residents c/o” or to employees by using “Inspiring Happiness for Staff c/o” followed by any of the following addresses:
Ventana by Buckner
8301 N Central Expy.; Dallas, TX 75225
Buckner Parkway Place
1321 Park Bayou Dr.; Houston, TX 77077
GreenRidge at Buckner Villas
11110 Tom Adams Dr., Bldg. A.; Austin, TX 78753
Buckner Westminster Place
2201 Horseshoe Ln.; Longview, TX 75605
Baptist Retirement Community
902 N Main St.; San Angelo, TX 76903
Buckner Calder Woods
7080 Calder Ave.; Beaumont, TX 77706
All Valentine’s cards and letters will be isolated upon receipt for a 24-hour period.
“Since originally asking for letters to residents back in March 2020 and then Valentine’s Day cards specifically last year, we have received thousands of pieces of mail from across Texas and the country,” said Wilson. “Thank you to everyone who took some time to write a note. It means more than you may ever know.”