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Homebound seniors not forgotten
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BOUNTIFUL – The nearly 350 senior citizens who receive Meals on Wheels to their homes each day weren’t forgotten on Valentine’s Day.

Each one received a hand-prepared card from an elementary school student. Some came from as far away as Connecticut and Pennsylvania, while others were created by youngsters from the area, said Kristy Cottrell. She is the director of Senior Services in the Davis County Health Department. 

She said the cards were created through an initiative of the Wheels on Meals Association of America. It partnered with the online groups and mentorup

Cottrell requested the cards, which started arriving about a month ago. About 40 came from Utah. 

Coincidentally, health department educator Priscilla Angulo’s mentor group Arriba Latinas, created love letters as their monthly project. She was unaware of the project underway for Davis County homebound seniors.

“We ended up with enough for all of the homebound seniors. They were put into the lunch sacks” for delivery by Meals on Wheels volunteers, 

“Just to let them know they are remembered is really important. Where they are a bit isolated, this gives them a connection to the community,” Cottrell said.  “I think it’s great that it’s a youth organization that is writing these letters,” she added. 

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