On April 3, 2020, local volunteers and Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, associates teamed up to brighten each resident’s day with a special surprise.
The team painted vibrant murals of rainbows, sunrises, flowers and more on every resident’s window. Due to social distancing restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, residents are not allowed to have visitors, so volunteers and associates used art to spread love and cheer to residents while still maintaining the required physical distance.
The painters were happy to report that they could see nothing but happy waves and smiles from residents each time they painted a new window.
“The residents and staff loved every minute of it,” said Kathy Green, registered nurse. “Anything that makes our residents happy, makes us happy.”
Terry Adkins, registered nurse, added, “The reward of seeing our resident’s smiles and knowing their day was made a little brighter is priceless.”
The residents certainly enjoyed the new view from their windows.
“I think it’s a blessing,” said resident June Sullivan. “I love it. To add some flavor to looking outside is fantastic.”
Brian Horvath, executive director, commented that something like this project may seem small, but it has a large positive impact.
“Having their windows painted seems like just a simple gift, but that’s all the residents could talk about for the next few days,” said Brian.
Life Care Center of Morristown residents and associates would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers who helped paint.
Scroll down to see a photo of registered nurses Terry Adkins and Kathy Greene working on a mural.