The Golden Living Center in Wisconsin conjured some excitement for residents by coordinating a balloon launch that landed them new pen pals hundreds of miles across the white-capped waves of Lake Michigan.
The messages written by six seniors reached an enthusiastic family near Lansing, Michigan who not only wrote back, but sent a goodie package full of Michigan-made treats and a map showing exactly how far the balloons had traveled.
“It Shows that a nursing home can have fun and still live, too, just like anybody else,” said Activity Director Nancy Duerr, who organized the airmail balloon as part of National Nursing home week.
The residents in Rib Lake are already discussing sending a care package of their own back to their new friends.
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