With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, it’s time to look forward to the rest of the holiday season. Time to celebrate family, friendships, and relationships as the year comes to a close and another is just around the corner. It’s time for people to get together and share the joy of giving and community. Unfortunately, not everyone can be with their families for the holidays due to distance or other circumstances, and that’s an issue we’d like to address this season. In the spirit of giving, community, and PLURR we are challenging our readers to send out holiday (Christmas or otherwise) cards to the elderly as part of a project called The Forgotten Ones: International Card Exchange For The Elderly. Simply get some cards and stamps together, and take a few minutes to wish a lonely person a happy holiday. For someone who may not otherwise receive many cards or attention, it could bring a lot of joy to their day. It’s up to you how personal you make your card. You could tell this person about your life, include a picture of yourself, include a piece of kandi and tell them about PLURR (add extra postage if you do), or simply wish them “Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!.” No matter how personal, the simple act of taking the time to write and send a card will make this lonely person feel special and loved. Not every nursing home is this big of a party– brighten someone’s day today! If you would like, you can send multiple cards to multiple destinations. You also have the option to send many cards to one location. If you would prefer the latter, you can put all your cards in a USPS prepaid box and potentially save some money and hassle. This would be especially economical if you include kandi, since that will probably impose an extra charge for the extra weight. Pro Tips: 1. Include “Attention: Activities Director” on the front of your envelope unless otherwise directed for that particular facility. 2. Address it to “Any Resident” or “Any Lonely Resident.” Recipients are unlikely to see the envelope so you don’t have to worry about offending anyone. 3. Send a box of cards for reduced postage & to share a lot of love in one place. If you do, feel free to include a note inside instructing that the cards go to the residents who need them the most. Below is a list of nursing facilities all over the world who would love to receive your cards! Nursing Facility Addresses (Click to Expand) Colonial Park Rehab and Nursing Center 950 Floyd Ave. Rome, New York. 13440 Brookdale Senior Living 2400 Crystal Cove Lane Destin, FL 32550 Sea Breeze Healthcare 1937 Jenks Ave Panama City, FL 32405 Manor Care 1105 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehab 797 East Fremont Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Greenfields Assisted Living 723 E 2nd Ave. Mesa, AZ 85204 Bridgewood Rivers Assisted Living 1910 Hughwood Drive Roseburg, OR 97401 Rio Rancho Care Center 4210 Sabana Grande Ave SW Rio Rancho, NM 87124 A1 SNEHANJALI, Marciana Bungalow, D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara West, (Mumbai W.Rly), Taluka Vasai, Dist. PALGHAR, Maharashtra. India. 401203 Attn: Joan Rega Golden Living Nursing Home 300 Center Ave. Rd. 2 Waynesburg, PA USA 15370 Kachina Point Nursing home 505 Jacks Canyon Road Sedona, AZ 86351 Presbyterian Home & Rehabilitation Center 4290 Middle Settlement Road P.O. Box 1144 New Hartford, New York 13413 Rocky Mountain Hospice 2110 Overland Ave, Suite 111 Billings, MT 59102 Paradise Valley Nursing Home 11645 N 25th Pl. Phoenix, AZ 85028 Tockwotton Home Long term Care 500 Waterfront Dr East Providence, RI 02903 Trinity Care Center – Nursing Home S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Garden Valley Manor Nursing Home 8575 N Granby Ave Kansas City, MO 64154 Shylo Nursing & Home Healthcare 410-1917 4th Ave W Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7 Canada Rathdowne Place – Long term Care 497 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053 CanadaJoan Rega Beechwood Aged Care – Long term 3-17 Albert St, Revesby NSW 2212 Australia Princeton View Aged Care 29 Heathfield Rd, Brighton East VIC 3187 Austrailia Gardner Nursing Center Attn: Joann McDaniel 702 North Drew St. Star City, AR 71667 Lakeview Christian Home of The Southwest c/o Michelle Whitzel Development Administrative Assistant 1905 West Pierce Street Carlsbad, NM 88220 Windsor HealthCare Residence 1025 West Yeagua Street P.O. Box 29 Groesbeck, Texas 76642 Hartford Health Care 217 Toro Rd Hartford, AL 36344 Bentwood Manor 550 W Berkshire Blvd, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 ManorCare Health Services-Fargo 1315 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103 attn: Activities director – long term care Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center 1950 Ridgedale Rd, South Bend, IN 46614 Cedarwood Plaza 12504 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 attn: Activities director – long term care Oakmont Nursing Centers 600 Sulphur Springs Rd, Greenville, SC 29617 Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center 2149 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV 25311 Maine Veterans’ Home 290 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 attn: Activities Director – long term care Comfort Care Homes 11725 Arbor St Ste 210, Omaha, NE 68144 Cypress Springs of Tulsa- Alzheimer’s & Memory Support Residence 7210 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136 Future Care Nursing Home 22 S Athol Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229 Oakwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 5520 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Tucker House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1001-11 Wallace Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 Bhakti Shyama Care Centre 1 Balham New Road London SW12 9PH Riddargarden ligger nara Odenplan Norrtullsgatan 12 L 113 27 Stockholm, Sweden Bergen Red Cross Nursing Home Ellerhusens vei 35 5043 Bergen, Norway The Charity Home Szent Vince u. 2. 8083 Csákvár, Hungary Dům S Pečovatelskou Službou Křižíkova 46 186 00 Prague Czech Republic St Anne Nursing & Rehab Center 3540 NE 110th St, Seattle, WA 98125 Appletree Court 870 West Arapaho Road Richardson, TX 75080 USA License #010312 Haugvoll Sykehjem Myrvoldveien 21 1743 Klavestadhaugen Norway Tahanan ni Maria / House of Mary Brgy. Lantic, Carmona Cavite, Philippines Greater Harlem Nursing Home 30 W 138th St New York, NY 10037 The Bristol Home 1500 Main Street Buffalo, NY. 14209 Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph’s Home 43 Gilmore Place Edinburgh EH3 9NG, Scotland, UK The address below is not a nursing home, rather, a foundation that helps the poor elderly. You may address cards and/or packages to “male or female elder.” La Vie Foundation, P. O. Box 2160, Nairobi. Code 00200, Kenya Hillcrest Nursing Center 1740 Circuit Court Round Lake Beach, IL 60073 Kingsland Hills Care Center 3727 West Ranch Rd. 1431 Kingsland, Tx 78639 A R Goudie Eventide Home 369 Frederick Street Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2P1 Canada The Grace Care Center of Lufkin 504 North John Redditt Drive Lufkin, Texas 75904 Little Sisters of the Poor St-Joseph’s Home, 52 Plymouth Grove West Manchester M13 0AR, ENGLAND, UK Venture Home Again 610 F M Stafford Ave Paintsville, KY41240 Mountainside Nursing Center 1301 Church Street Jasper, GA 30143 Grandview Health Care Center 618 Gennett Dr Jasper GA 30143 Auxiliary of Little Sisters of the Poor 300 Lake St. San Francisco, CA 94118 Heritage House of Castlewoods 140 Castlewoods Boulevard Brandon, MS 39047 Green Acres Nursing Home 313 Allen Memorial Dr Sw Milledgeville, GA 31061 Christian Care Home 114 Jacqueline Terrace Milledgeville, Georgia 31061 Little Sisters of the Poor 112B St George’s Road, P.O. Box 117 Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia The Good Samaritan Home 601 N. Boeke Road Evansville, IN 47711 Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged Opp. Koppuravaru Road, Guntur Dist. A.P. Nambur 522508, India Little Sisters of the Poor St-Joseph’s Home, 52 Plymouth Grove West Manchester M13 0AR, England, UK Petites Soeurs des Pauvres Ma Maison St Joseph, 5605 Beaubien Est Montreal, P.Q., H1T 1X4, Canada Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph’s Home 43 Gilmore Place Edinburgh EH3 9NG, Scotland, UK The Laurels of Shane Hill 10731 St. Rt. 118 Rockford, Ohio, 45882 Renfrew Care Centre 1880 Renfrew Street Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada BUPA Highgate Care Home 610 Old Edinburgh Road Uddingston North Lanarkshire Glasgow G71 6HQ Scotland Ailesbury Nursing Home 58 Park Avenue Sandymount Dublin 4, Ireland İHTİYARLARA MAHSUS CEMİYET-İ HAYRİYE DERNEĞİ AZINLIK HUZUREVLERİ Selbaşı Sok. No:5 Harbiye /İSTANBUL Turkey BALIKLI RUM HUZUREVİ Belgratkapı Yolu No:2 Zeytinburnu /İSTANBUL Turkey Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged Opp. Koppuravaru Road, Guntur Dist. A.P. Nambur 522508, India Heritage House of Castlewoods 140 Castlewoods Boulevard Brandon, MS 39047 USA Chestnut Court Care Home Frizlands Lane Dagenham RM10 7YD UK Little Sisters of the Poor – Queen of Peace Residence 110-30 221st Street Queens Village, NY 11429-2597, USA Little Sisters of the Poor Villa Guadalupe, 1900 Mark Avenue Gallup, NM 87301-4822, USA Little Sisters of the Poor 1028 Benton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 South Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 405 S.M. Robertson Drive South Shore, KY 41175 U.S. soldiers also love to receive holiday cards, but since they are spread across the world, here is a website called Operation We Are Here that can help direct you. We hope you’ll take part in this special project with us this season! It takes so little time to brighten up someone’s day and let them know they have not been forgotten. Let’s show outsiders to our community that we’re not just a bunch of selfish kids, we’re caring individuals who believe in Peace Love Unity Respect & Responsibility. Who will you be sending cards to? Who else deserves a card that we may not have mentioned? We’ll update this article as we receive suggestions. Tina Irion Hailing from the golden hills of California, Tina lives for sunny days in Seattle. With an expansive taste and hunger for both food and music, she loves all things from Celine Dion to Slipknot (and of course EDM).