Community members spread seasonal spirit to assisted living, long-term care facilities

Oklahoma State University senior Elevia Bruce and Companion Hospice teamed up to bring holiday cheer to local assisted living and long-term care facilities amid the pandemic.

The event started as a way for OSU students to volunteer their time, but quickly became an opportunity for people of all ages to decorate holiday themed cards.

“Many care facilities in Payne County do not allow outside visitors at this time due to concerns relating to COVID-19. The inability to see loved ones for such a long time period is extremely difficult for many seniors and long-term residents – some of whom may not fully understand the implications of all that the virus could entail,” Bruce said.