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Vernon students think of creative ways to spread joy to seniors amid pandemic

Vernon students send positive messages to seniors in carehomes.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Savaya Hofsink
February 27, 2021 - 4:00 PM

Some Vernon Christian School students are keeping seniors in a positive mood by sending them messages in unique ways.

"It all started with a VCS dad and one of our elementary teachers wanting to share some Christmas cheer with residents in senior homes. Through their connections, Vernon Christian School students shared a Christmas video of singing carols and digital Christmas cards to (more than) 800 senior resident homes across Canada," said Savaya Hofsink, advancement coordinator with the school.

"Student's also had an opportunity to share some Valentine's joy just this past month with those same senior homes and we have a few more ideas that are in the works that we are excited about."

To keep the momentum going, the school has started a carnation campaign for seniors.

The school has a goal to send out 890 carnations to residents in care homes in Vernon, with positive messages from students. Carnations can be purchased through VCS and they will be delivered with a hand-made card to every care home in Vernon that is able to accept them. All interior health COVID safety guidelines are being followed throughout this campaign, she said.

If you would like to send a carnation to a senior, you can reach out to Hofsink at or visit for more information.


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