An organization is working to make life a little sweeter for senior citizens all year long, but especially for Valentine’s Day. The Cupid Crew is a group of volunteers organized by Wish of a Lifetime from AARP and they usually deliver roses and heartfelt notes to seniors living alone or in assisted living centers around Valentine’s Day. But this year, volunteers across the country are making and sending cards instead.
Knowing their work is more important than ever this year because of the isolation the elderly are dealing with during the pandemic, the Cupid Crew has enlisted the Girl Scouts to help get more cards to seniors. Laura Larson and her family have been working with the Cupid Crew since 2016 to spread love and kindness. She says walking into a senior living facility makes her realize “how just a few minutes of my time makes a difference to them.”
This year, Larson was surprised with gifts from the “Today” show and Planters to thank her for her acts of kindness. She was treated to flowers, chocolates and balloons and every resident of the RiverPointe Senior Living facility in Littleton, Colorado, is getting special Valentine’s Day gifts in her honor. Planters is also donating $20-thousand to Wish of a Lifetime from AARP to help the Cupid Crew keep up the good work.