Youngsters Display Caring in the Community Amidst the Coronavirus Chaos

on the Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Compassion in the community is flourishing in many ways at the moment, and no more is it being acknowledged and witnessed than at Mercy Health’s MercyVille Hostel.

Dozens of the aged care residents this week have received cards and handmade soaps from a local 10-year-old. She has written to the seniors to pass on her love and also to let them know how appreciated they are. Accompanying each delivery is some home-made soaps made with essential oils.

The idea for the handwritten letters came from 10-year-old Sorrento resident Summer McGregor, who spent days making the home-made cards and writing letters to the elderly residents.

MercyVille Service Manager, Alison Devonport, said the residents were overjoyed with the handwritten cards.

“They are all eager to meet Summer to thank her for her kindness at some point in the future when it is safe to do so,” Alison said.

“The residents are just delighted to receive the handmade cards which were addressed to them personally. The soaps have the most beautiful perfume, so our residents received the loveliest  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 from Summer was a real highlight in their 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.”

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