As COVID-19 continues to spread, drastic measures have been put in place to protect those most vulnerable.

Nursing homes and senior care centres across the country have been put under lockdown, which means visits with family and friends have been put on hold.

But that hasn’t stopped long-term care residents near Kingston, Ont., from connecting with family and friends.

Residents at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview, and Gananoque’s Carveth Nursing Home have written personalized messages on pieces of paper which were then posted on social media by centre staff.

“This project was just a way to connect the residents with their families and friends. The families are very much missing them,” says Shannon Buell, the activity director for Carveth Nursing Home.

Buell said she saw the idea on social media and decided to try it with her residents.

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