I have visited the New Perspective in Senior Living community twice a month almost since they opened. When I initially toured the community, I thought I was just touring to see if I could hold stamping events there. Turned out, the activity director wanted me to lead greeting card making events for the residents!
I have since expanded sharing at many other senior living communities that will take a chance at trying this activity with their residents. The residents are happy to take away cards they can mail and frequently have stories to share about loved ones appreciating getting mail from them.
Most of today’s stampers agreed to being in photos and I remembered to take them! So here are the super awesome stampers from New Perspective!
Melody (on left) stamps on her own with Paper Pumpkin and was also featured in a Facebook Live video on my business page about a month ago as mother of the bride being the bridal shower hostess. Yvonne quietly works to make her cards look professional. I think she secretly has an art background and seems to enjoy creating the cards and using the supplies.
Marion (on the left) has a funny story to tell about all the cards she has given her husband Bob over the years. She has actually only given him a few instead re-using the same card each year. In my mind, she adds another personal note each year to make the card special. I’ll have to ask her if that is what she did! She said the box of cards has been misplaced so is happy to get some new ones during our sessions.
Shirley is in the middle and does not see too well. Her friend Marge usually attends and they work together to assemble the cards. Marion and I helped her today so her flowers and balloons were going the right way!
Millie just starting attending and always is smiling through the session. I think she likes everything about creating cards, the colors, the textures and the supplies we use are fun!
Joann and Ruth usually arrive with people in mind to mail their cards to. I try to vary the sentiments and include lots of Happy Birthday designs.
I included a bonus gift box in today’s session. I repurposed the flowers from the decorations from Melody’s daughter’s bridal shower. The pearl on the vase flower decoration was too thick to mail with one stamp. Added a snippet of antique ribbon and they have a summery gift box in case they need it.
My Senior Living Stampers are Super Awesome! I enjoy my time with them! Thanks for stamping with me!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley