Sending cheer to nursing home residents

A Facebook post that is circulating is asking that students, who are currently out of school due to the governor closing all schools for two weeks, send nursing home residents letters, cards and drawings during this trying time.

For any student who would like to draw a picture, make a card or send a letter to a resident, here are addresses for several nursing homes in the area. Items should be addressed as follows:

Resident, Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 149 Lafayette Ave., Tamaqua, PA 18252

• 5th Floor Resident, St. Luke’s Miners, 360 W. Riddle St., Coaldale, PA 18215

• Resident, Maple Shade Meadows, 50 E. Locust St., Nesquehoning, PA 18240

• Resident, Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 397 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton, PA 18235

• Resident, Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Evergreen Ave., Weatherly, PA 18255

• Resident, Summit Nursing & Rehab Center, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, PA 18235