Murphy collecting holiday cards to uplift residents of local long-term care facilities

 
 
Updated 12/9/2021 9:11 AM

To help older adults stay connected with their community and spread cheer safely this holiday season, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) is collecting holiday cards for residents at local long-term care facilities.

"A handwritten note or card is a great way to help those living at long-term care facilities get into the holiday spirit," said Murphy. "Last year, we collected over 1,000 cards that were distributed to seniors in local long-term care facilities, so we are grateful to be back by popular demand."

 

Murphy is encouraging residents of the Northwest Suburbs to write cards, which can be homemade or store-bought, to help bring joy to older adults who may be feeling lonely or isolated during the holidays. Children are also encouraged to participate.

"It only takes a few minutes, but a heartfelt holiday greeting can make all the difference to someone who may be struggling during this challenging time," said Murphy. "Your kind words could bring a smile to a neighbor's face."

Cards can be delivered to Murphy's office through Friday, Dec. 17:

State Senator Laura Murphy

880 Lee St. Suite 100

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Cards can be dropped through the mail slot. For more information, contact Murphy's office at 847-718-1110.

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