Valentines Day for Seniors in Newport News VA

Valentines is always thought of as a day for love. But what about those who may have lost their loves after years of being together? Valentine’s Day is about honoring and celebrating love in all its forms. It’s the perfect day to express love and care for seniors, and to help them through the sadness that the day may elicit. Valentine’s Day may be a day of emptiness and loss for a senior who has lost a beloved partner. Use the day to express love and support for seniors, and to let them know what their love means to others.

I think about my best friends grandmother who spent nearly 60 years with the love of her life, and the last 15 missing him. I find it unfathomable the pain she must feel not having her love lying next to her each night, not having his strong hands to hold, or his lips to kiss. While I’m sure there is not a single day that passes without his memory in her mind, I imagine Valentine’s Day brings some added weight to her sorrow.

Her story is unfortunately not unique. Many seniors are widowed or living alone, and finding a special way to show them some extra love on Valentine’s Day can make a big difference.

With that in mind, Wanda and Houses of H.O.P.E. ventured out to Berkley Village in Newport News to bring some love and joy to seniors who have brought love and joy to others for so many years. Berkley Village Apartments is a  senior low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division).

Home made cards were made by 4th & 5th graders, cake pops were made by 2 girls who are in kindergarten & 4th grade, goodies bags were donated by college students. They were also provided with information regarding keeping a healthy heart.

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