Sen. Stewart: Sending Valentine wishes to residents of long-term care facilities

FREEPORT – State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is asking northwestern Illinois residents to join with him to help uplift the spirits of people living in long-term care facilities by making and sending them Valentine’s Day cards.

Stewart is encouraging community members, churches, schools, and other groups to participate in the Valentines for Seniors Card Drive, by dropping off Valentine’s Day cards or mailing them to his district office in Freeport. Once the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to residents of the various long-term care facilities in communities across the 45th District.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic – with all its restrictions – enters its third year, long-term care facilities continue to follow strict protocol to protect their residents from COVID-19 in all its various forms,” Stewart said. “This isolation means many long days for our senior citizens who do not have much outside physical contact with their loved ones and friends. Sending Valentine’s Day cards will let them know that people do care and are thinking about them.”

Valentine’s Day cards will be accepted through Feb. 7. Participants will have the option to either mail cards or drop them off at Sen. Stewart’s district office, 50 W. Douglas St., Suite 1001, Freeport, IL  61032.

Those choosing in-person delivery should remember to maintain social distancing and to wear masks when entering the offices.

Contact Connie Marney at connie@senatorstewart.com for more information, or to indicate interest in participating.

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