by Cori Hilsgen
Residents and tenants at Country Manor and/Woodcrest of Country Manor in Sartell and St. Joseph have been busy decorating windows at both locations with hearts for the Facebook A World of Hearts movement.
This movement, which began in Bismarck, North Dakota, was started to promote love and well-being by encouraging people to display hearts in windows and post messages and photos on Facebook.
Even though they do not live in the same residence, Wendall and Verna Watts, husband and wife, recently participated in this activity.
Wendall, a tenant at Woodcrest in St. Joseph, and Verna, a resident at the Country Manor Health Care and Rehab Center in Sartell, have been communicating by FaceTime calls coordinated by Country Manor staff.
During a recent FaceTime call, Verna kissed the iPad because she misses Wendall so much. Staff also printed a photo of Wendall for Verna to hang in her room.
Emily Frericks, the director of Marketing and Public Relations of Country Manor and/Woodcrest of Country Manor, said extra hours have been allotted so staff can help tenants and residents communicate with loved ones. She said iPads and other devices are sanitized after each use.
“While life may look a little different for us these days, there is certainly no shortage of love,” Frericks said.