“Parade of Kindness” will journey across Southeast Arkansas
What: The Arkansas Hospice “Journey” van will be on tour throughout Southeast Arkansas, leading a “Parade of Kindness,” as it delivers Cards of Kindness for the residents of five area facilities. Local officials, clergy, and others will deliver words of encouragement and comfort upon the delivery of the cards.
Who: Residents and patients of Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center, Dermott City Nursing Home, Somerset Senior Living at McGehee, Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello, and The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation will be the recipients of cards, poems, letters, paintings, and art.
Why: With residents of many nursing homes, rehabilitation and assisted living centers unable to see visitors due to social distancing and COVID-19 precautions, Cards of Kindness is a program that has been launched by Arkansas Hospice that invites members of the community to send messages of kindness and companionship to their fellow Arkansans. Since the launch of the program, hundreds of Arkansans have responded with their works for seniors they have never met. This event is the first delivery of Cards of Kindness in the area.
For background information on the Cards of Kindness, visit https://www.arkansashospice.org/cards-of-kindness-launched/
Who should attend: Local and statewide media
When: Wednesday, June 17th at 10:00 A.M., 11:30 A.M., 1:30 P.M., 3:00 P.M., and 4:00 P.M.
Where: 10:00 A.M.
Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center
903 Borgognoni Rd
Lake Village, AR 71653
Dermott City Nursing Home
702 W. Gaines St.
Dermott, AR 71638
Somerset Senior Living at McGehee
700 Mark Dr.
McGehee, AR 71654
Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center
1052 Old Warren Rd.
Monticello, AR 71655
The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation
1194 N. Chester St.
Monticello, AR 71655
Events will take place in front of each facility, where the Arkansas Hospice “Kindness on the Move” van will be greeted by select facility staff utilizing social distancing practices.
Media Contact: David Edwards
Office: 501-748-3303 Mobile: 469-600-4274
About Arkansas Hospice
Celebrating more than 28 years of service, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’s veteran population. For more information, visit https://www.arkansashospice.org