Preferred Care at Home Shares the Love this Valentine’s Day Season
Crafter-noon event brings smiles and laughter to seniors as they make Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones
DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—February is the month of love with red and pink popping up in every store across the nation. Over $13 billion is spent on gifts, cards and dinner during the Valentine’s Day season. It’s a season where love is celebrated and gifts and cards are exchanged at every age.
On February 10, Preferred Care at Home hosted a “Valentine’s Day Crafternoon.” It was an afternoon dedicated to making homemade Valentine’s and socializing with the residents of Lourdes Noreen McKeen in West Palm Beach.
The residents wasted no time in making the cards. The tables were piled high with doily hearts, red and pink paper, scissors, glue, stamps and ribbon. Some made Valentine’s to send to grandchildren across the country, others made Valentine’s for their spouses stamping the card proudly with “True Love Lasts Forever.”
“This is what it’s all about,” said Jody Guerrieri, co-founder of Preferred Care at Home, her arms were full of crafting supplies as she left the facility. “We believe in celebrating life, dignity and independence, I can’t think of a better way to do so than by enjoying an afternoon making crafts with these seniors.”
The idea for a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon started because February is American Heart Month. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women and is credited with 1 out of every 4 deaths. With more than 70 million Americans living with some form of heart disease, it is important to educate on ways to reduce the risk and promote a healthy heart.
So where does a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon fit with promoting heart health? Well, the concept is simple, Preferred Care at Home believes it is important to care for your heart both physically and emotionally. Research shows that smiling and having fun reduces stress and can actually decrease the risk of heart disease.
“Making Valentine’s Day cards with seniors is not only a fun way to spend the afternoon, but it nourishes the soul,” says Gina Guerrieri, owner of Preferred Care at Home Delray Beach. “It may seem like a small thing, but when you are sitting there laughing and talking with these seniors, you realize it’s the most important thing I could be doing to support heart health.”
For more information on heart disease and ways to promote a healthy heart and soul, visit PreferHome.com.
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Since 1984, the founders of Preferred Care at Home have been dedicated to providing reliable, compassionate and affordable home care. This care improves quality of life while safeguarding independence and dignity. Services include companionship, meal preparation, hygiene reminders, medication reminders, incidental transportation and more. Preferred Care at Home is a nationally franchised company based in Delray Beach, Fla.
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