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Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Announces COVID-19 Initiative to Brighten Spirits of Residents, Patients and Team Members

Send #RaysOfSunshine Through Cards and Notes

Published 03-30-20

Submitted by Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, the largest aging services provider in western Pennsylvania, is calling on the community to help brighten the lives of its residents, patients and team members by delivering some #RaysOfSunshine during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the community are invited to send a note or a card, long or short, big or small, homemade or store-bought, that will be shared with residents, patients and team members.
“People are reaching out to us asking if they can send cards and notes,” says Paul Winkler, President and CEO, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. “In response, we checked with our chief medical director and received clearance that greetings can be received. We are introducing #RaysOfSunshine as both a digital and U.S. mail effort to bring a smile to our residents and patients, as well as our team members who are on the front line of providing care. We know that parents are looking for projects to keep their children busy while they are home from school. This project teaches about acts of kindness and bringing joy to others.”

All precautions and guidelines will be followed when the greetings are shared with residents, patients and team members. Cards, notes and videos also can be received at the Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Facebook page. To send your greeting, visit SrCare.org/RaysOfSunshine<https://www.srcare.org/raysofsunshine> for details.

About Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

For more than 90 years, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network has been focused on Making Aging Easer ® for older adults and their families. As the western Pennsylvania region’s largest aging services provider, we provide a wide range of service and living options that meet people’s needs where ever they are in their aging journey. Today we are privileged to serve more than 6,500 older adults through in-home and community based programs that provide wellness and care management services as well as 56 communities across 10 Western Pennsylvania counties, including LifePlan and independent living campuses, personal care and assisted living communities, skilled nursing centers offering short-stay rehabilitation, and more than 30 supportive housing communities for income-eligible adults and persons with disabilities. We are known as a Center of Excellence in three areas – Dementia Care, Rehabilitation and End-of-Life Care -- as a result of our deep expertise and years of experience in caring for the geriatric population.

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network is a not-for-profit that has achieved accreditation through CARF as a Network and in five other categories including Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), Assisted Living, Person-Centered Long-Term Care Communities, Home and Community Services, and Dementia Care Specialty Program. CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality, value, and optimal outcomes by conducting voluntary surveys for aging services providers to assure that quality standards are being met. To learn more, please visit www.SrCare.org.

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