BC Care Providers Association is inviting British Columbians from all corners of the province to submit a positive greeting to seniors receiving home care and those living in long-term care, assisted and independent living settings.
#TellThemYouCare is a web portal that allows the public to send messages, including handwritten notes, video links, drawings and other expressions of love and support to our seniors.
Seniors – particularly those living alone – are more vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. A widely-cited study has shown that prolonged isolation can significantly shorten a person’s life, and is the physical equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
In the midst of a pandemic, physical distancing measures and the absence of visits from friends and family have left many older adults feeling anxious and forgotten.
Sending a heartfelt message can show that we care for our elderly loved ones and that we are thinking of them.
Things to remember
There are more ways than one. You can submit text messages, handwritten notes, drawings, and videos — all through our online form below. For handwritten messages, please use this template.
We encourage teachers to join this initiative. You could plan an activity for your students that involves drawing pictures or writing stories for seniors — we’ll leave it up to you. Feel free to use our template or create your own.
Submissions will be posted on this page so they can be shared directly with seniors via care home staff or home health support workers.
Senders can remain anonymous by specifying their choice on the form. No personal information from the submissions will be collected or permanently stored.
Make it personal. As this is a one-way message exchange, we encourage you to make your letters detailed, thoughtful and heartfelt.
Share your act of kindness — your message will inspire others. Tag @bccareproviders and use the #TellThemYouCare on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To send a message recognizing seniors’ care workers, please visit SafeCare BC’s “Thank our health care heroes” page.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (778) 681-4859
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