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Heartstrings of Hope
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended routine life across the country and impacted the health and safety of millions of people. Older generations have been especially hard hit, with nursing homes and other senior care communities experiencing greater vulnerability.
Throughout the quarantine, ComfortCare Homes engaged with our residents, listening to their stories and sharing their joys and sorrows. We heard so much wisdom that was both timely and timeless, and while we wanted to share their words with the Wichita community, the quarantine prevented gathering at our homes.
Fortunately, our friends at Botanica were willing to help, and the Heartstrings of Hope project was born. We reached out to several other Wichita-are senior living communities who were excited to collaborate with us, and we’re still accepting partners and volunteers for the exhibit.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
We’re creating paper hearts that seniors and caregivers can write words, phrases or pictures on that express their feelings or advice concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The Engagement team at ComfortCare Homes will collect the hearts from each community and connect them in long chains that will be strung at Botanica. Visitors to the exhibition will walk through rows of heartstrings, reading the inspiring messages and learning about our senior communities. It’s a great way to spread positivity and awareness about these populations at the same time.
Heartstrings of Hope | One-day Exhibition
September 10, 10am to 4pm (REVISED DATE from August 6)
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS
Inclement Weather Plan – Exhibition will be moved to the Chinese Gardens indoor event area
Community Partners – Important Information
- August 1 – All hearts must be submitted to ComfortCare Homes
- Hearts should be made from paper and no smaller than four inches across
- Use the form below to receive your community's assigned paper color
- September 10 – Installation will begin at 9 a.m
Please fill out the form below if you’d like us to send you a creative kit to help get your community started, or if you’d like more information on the project and how to get involved.
Join Us for Heartstrings of Hope
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Enjoy a day of reflection on August 6, 2020. Admission is free.