The Liquid Sunshine outreach project eased loneliness and isolation during unprecedented times.
Cards of "liquid sunshine" were hand made and sent across the map. Nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and senior residences have faced exceptional challenges in the covid-19 pandemic. In order to protect senior citizens and staff members from the coronavirus, visits were off-limits, and many remain as such to-date. The lack of contact with family, friends, musicians, clergy, and others created a huge void. That resulted in heightened boredom, loneliness, and isolation for seniors and increased responsibility for staff. We aimed to change that with a mega dose of liquid sunshine! The Liquid Sunshine Project ran from April-September 2020 and resulted in hundreds of cards being delivered to isolated seniors around the nation.
REACTIONS TO THE LIQUID SUNSHINE PROJECT
"I just loved this idea. It has made me feel helpful in a seemingly helpless situation."
- card maker
"Thank you for giving me a way to make a difference for the people of New York."
- Florida resident
"The liquid sunshine project brought joy back in my heart!"
- card maker
"What a blessing for both elderly and staff inside care centers during a very lonely and difficult time in our nation's history."
- card maker senior caregiver