HOWELL – Pupils at the Adelphia Elementary School, Route 524, have partnered with a local nursing home to spread cheer and kindness to people who may feel isolated during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Principal Danielle Palazzolo said the children and school staff members are supporting the community by partnering with Wedgewood Gardens Care Center, Freehold Township.
During the pandemic, visitors are not permitted to enter the nursing home, which means the residents cannot be close to their family members.
“We wanted to spread a little cheer to the residents at Wedgewood Gardens by making pictures and cards that can be displayed in their rooms.
“We want to support and spread kindness to those in need, especially those in assisted living environments that are very remote right now,” Palazzolo said.
The pupils in kindergarten through second grade, who are still receiving their school lessons remotely, are making pictures and cards that are scheduled to be delivered to Wedgewood Gardens on May 4.
Meanwhile, Adelphia School staff members are attempting to read to the residents of Wedgewood Gardens.
“The facility can accommodate having the opportunity for our staff members to read to the residents. We did not do that with the students because we felt it could be a bit tricky, but there certainly was the opportunity for us to have phone pals with Adelphia staff members,” Palazzolo said.