An Act of Love

Dana Herron Community News
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Dana Lusk

What if the thought of Valentine’s Day stings a little? Especially when aging loved ones are isolated and shut-in, they may not have much contact with friends and family. A day to celebrate love may be just another day of loneliness for them. But you can help make their day special!

Our elders have so much life history to share with us, and spending time with them enriches their lives as well as ours. In fact, one of the best perks of working at Woodland Ridge is the chance to get to know our residents as a friends.

If you’re looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, we’d love to introduce you to our amazing residents. We promise you’ll cherish your time with them. Contact our activities director, Kathryn Trice, at for more information.

In the meantime, here’s a story that will warm your heart and make you think about human connections. NPR recently reported how a group of teenagers are learning that it’s never too late to perform an act of love. Read the full story here to see how some Boston teens are serving as family to those who have passed away with no next of kin. As these young men carry those who died alone to their final resting place, they are learning important lessons about human dignity and love.