CCHT would like to send a very humble, sincere and heartfelt “Thank You” to all those in the community who donated Valentine’s Day cards to our local nursing home residents. It all started with an idea, which was to include our elderly citizens this Valentine’s Day. Our main goal was to make sure the elderly did not feel left out. We achieved that goal by more than 100% success!

We collaborated with the Clarke County Tribune, which ended up being awesome. We spoke with Brittany Mangum this morning who says, “I didn’t get an official count, but I can tell you that cards were delivered to Diversicare, (formally Lakeside Living Center) Wisteria Manor, Rest Haven in Enterprise and H. C. Watkins swing bed and we had enough for each resident to receive 5 cards each”.

CCHT personally gives a tremendous shout-out to our local school systems, churches along with after-school and day care centers who participated to help make this possible.

Diversicare, Activities Director, Winnie Donald tells CCHT the residents at Diversircare were very thankful and appreciative of the cards. Ms. Donald went on to say that, “It was a very good thing that we did to show that the elderly community is loved on Valentine’s Day”.

Wisteria Manor Manager, Dee Dee Crane tells CCHT “It was wonderful, the amount of outpouring love and support shown was amazing”. Crane says, “Each resident received cards and were very grateful for the community involvement to make this happen”.

A local Quitman man whose father resides at one of the facilities messaged us and said his dad was brought to tears when he open and read each of the cards. “It’s times like these when you realize people really do care and we live in a wonderful county where people always supports you”.

It was an honor to team up with the Tribune to help make this happen. The elderly citizens in Clarke County are very dear to our hearts and seeing them happy is well worth all efforts.

To everyone out there who made this possible, saying “Thank You” simply isn’t enough, we love you and love helping the community anytime the arises.

A special thanks to the Clarke County Tribune for getting the cards distributed on time since I was called into work and couldn’t help make the deliveries. -Chad Allen / CCHT