Due to COVID, so many people are experiencing isolation and loneliness as they try to stay healthy & safe.  Plano West Rotary partnered with the Wellness Center for Older Adults in Plano, TX to help provide fun items & friendly notes to guests of their new Front Porch Program - a program designed to bring people together for conversation and community (with safe distancing), as well as an activity and theme.
Here are some comments from the first event in late January:
* Definitely meeting the needs of some of our isolated seniors.
* They were incredibly appreciative of the gift bags.
* I really think we are making a difference in peoples lives.
* One woman had said that this was a life saver to her.  She lives alone, struggles with depression on and off, and is tired of the isolation.  Her joy was seen throughout the event!
Thanks to everyone who participated by donating requested items for the Valentine themed event.  Thanks also to our Wellness Center program leaders for coordinating and attending the event!