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Woman brightening the day for shut-in seniors

'The response online has been fantastic. I was just expecting a couple of parents to help out'
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Emma Jones is getting kids to write letters and cards to shut in seniors to put a spark in their lives during social distancing. Facebook.

A local resident has put out the call for kids to help brighten the day of seniors in North Bay. 

Emma Jones says with activities cancelled and visitors on hold because of COVID-19, she wakes up every day and thinks about seniors at Barclay House where she used to work. 

She told Country 600 CKAT morning man Matt Sookram, "They're sitting there day in and day out. Recreation activities have all been cancelled, visitors are put on hold so I was trying to wrap my head around what I could do to lift their spirits."

That's why she posted her request on Facebook.

" If any parents out there have children who could make some cards or pictures to brighten their day, please let me know. I am happy to make arrangements to collect them or have them mailed to me where we are still abiding by the social distancing recommendations. Any help would be appreciated. ❤️

"I could figure out a way to get them to the seniors to add a bit of a spark to the day," she says.

Jones says so far the reception has been great with artwork coming from across Canada.

"The response online has been fantastic. I was just expecting a couple of parents to help out.

"I have artwork that is now being mailed to me from Victoria, Vancouver, Pembroke, Sudbury, Guelph and of course, locally in North Bay," she says.

Jones says all precautions will be taken to keep physical distancing protocols and safety measures in place. 




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