Submitted by Kelly S. Williams, BBH Volunteer Coordinator
BBH volunteers have been doing everything they can to continue to help our patients throughout the pandemic. Some are even beginning to return to patients’ homes as more people are vaccinated. However, volunteers have not been able to return to those patients residing in the assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
Through the urging of Spiritual Support Counselor, Ed Lyon, volunteers did a special spring craft to show these patients how much they are missed. And what better way to start Spring than with Easter in mind!
Kelly Williams, BBH Volunteer Coordinator, went to her trained volunteer and craft expert, Martha Creel, for help coming up with an idea. Martha did not hesitate to get her scissors and cut out some patterns to help create two-dimensional Easter baskets with eggs. Volunteers from Leon, Jefferson, and Madison got together at our Tallahassee campus, wearing masks, and socially distancing. With the help of Martha’s directions, they cut out and assembled this unique gift that would be delivered to those patients who may be feeling the most isolated and alone through this pandemic. BBH and our volunteers really wanted them to know they are not forgotten.
But this wasn’t just about doing something great for our patients. It also gave everyone a chance to be back with each other in person. Everyone is looking forward to when they can return to the facilities and provide companionship to our patients. But until then, everyone will continue to do these types of things to let every patient know they are thought of often.