‘Blessing Bags’ aimed to bring comfort to Piqua nursing home residents

Piqua High School students recently helped nursing home residents ring in the New Year.

Piqua Compassion Network Executive Director Rebecca Sousek said staff and volunteers decided this year for the holidays they wanted to do something for nursing home residents to let them know their community cares for them.

“This idea was a bit personal in nature for me, as last Christmas, my youngest sister was in a nursing home at Christmas, due to injuries caused by her being run over by a truck while crossing a street. I remembered how much she appreciated my visits, and I would bring her things like tissues, lotion, chapstick, and all sorts of other personal items we take for granted when we are home.