Collecting Cards For Senior Citizens

Kids Can Create Cards
Posted on 04/22/2020
Image of Tina McIntosh(Stephanie Warsmith for Beacon Journal)

“I love the way you smile.”

“You have my heart.”

“I hope you get better.”

These are among the messages that 5-year-old Mia McIntosh – with her mother’s help – included in cards that will be sent to senior citizens in Summit County nursing homes.

Tina McIntosh, Mia’s mother, volunteered the two of them to help with this effort that is aimed at buoying the spirits of local seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.

McIntosh said the health crisis has been hard on her daughter, and she’s pleased the two of them can help others who are struggling. She said she found Mia crying one day, and the girl asked, “Are we all going to die?”

“I think this is a good, positive way to change the way she’s thinking about it,” said McIntosh, 48, of Akron, who works in child nutrition with Akron Public Schools. “You’ve got to find a positive about it.”

Summit County Probate Court is hoping others will join in the effort to provide as many cards as possible to seniors in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the county. The court will collect the cards, which can be submitted by mail or email, and deliver them through June 1. Read more here >>.

Image of Tina and Mia McIntosh
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