The Caring Mail Project – Spreading Cheer to Seniors

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June 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Reaching Out to Isolated Elders

June 16 - June 26
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Reaching Out to Isolated Elders While many of us are able to begin some outings and time with friends if we follow COVID-19 precautions (masks + distance), our community's elders remain isolated and dependent on service providers. We are honored to send caring & cheerful messages to isolated elders who receive services through Jewish Family Services Association of Cleveland (JFSA). JFSA helps individuals and families with solutions to face life's challenges with confidence. JFSA is making a special effort to…

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The Caring Mail Project: Reaching Out to Isolated Families

June 9 - June 19
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Reaching Out to Isolated Families With school, camp, and daycare closures, many Cleveland families remain physically and socially isolated due to the COVID pandemic. Cubs and their families will send messages of friendship and caring to isolated families who receive food assistance through the The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition. The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) addresses inequities in education, employment housing, and health -- and their impact on African American health disparities -- by working to empower, educate…

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May 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Senior Citizens

May 21 - June 5
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While Ohio businesses are opening, senior citizens are still isolated due to the COVID pandemic. Cubs and their families will send messages of friendship, cheer & encouragement to isolated elders who receive services through the Cleveland Department of Aging. The Cleveland Department of Aging provides services to more than 6,000 individuals, including older adults (60 years of age and older) and adults with disabilities ( age 18-59). The Department provides social service programs, home repair and maintenance programs and health…

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The Caring Mail Project: Appreciating Nurses on the Frontlines

May 8 - May 15
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Appreciating Nurses on the Frontlines During this stay-at-home time, cubs and their families will send messages of gratitude & encouragement to frontline nurses on Ahuja Medical Center's nursing team. University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is a 144-bed community hospital focused on patient and family-centered care and the principles of evidence-based design. Comprised of over 500 nurses, Ahuja's nursing team strives to empower, advocate and innovate to achieve excellence in human caring. As hospitals adjust to the state's regional plan for…

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April 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Appreciating Hospice Staff

April 29 - May 8
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During this stay-at-home time, cubs and their families will send messages of appreciation & encouragement to the dedicated staff at Hospice of the Western Reserve. Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative and end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, HWR strives to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care, and support effective grieving. Our team will generate messages of appreciation &…

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The Caring Mail Project: Appreciating Frontline Medical Providers

April 23 - April 30
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THE CARING MAIL PROJECT A home-based service project series for families Appreciating Frontline Medical Providers During this stay-at-home time, cubs and their families will send messages of appreciation & encouragement to frontline nurses & doctors at Summa Health's hospital campuses. Summa Health is a patient-centered health management organization that provides integrated and coordinated care for the people of Northeast Ohio. Summa Health has over 5,000 hospital staff focusing on wellness and personalized care. Our team's mail will be distributed with…

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Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Senior Citizens

April 15 - April 24
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During this stay-at-home time, cubs and their families will send messages of friendship, cheer & encouragement to elders who receive services through the Cleveland Department of Aging. The Cleveland Department of Aging provides services to more than 6,000 individuals, including older adults (60 years of age and older) and adults with disabilities (age 18-59). The Department provides social service programs, home repair and maintenance programs and health and safety programming. 40% of Cleveland seniors live alone. Our mail will be…

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Care-A-Thon: Caring Mail to Accompany Masks for Non-COVID Health Care Staff at Univ. Hospitals

April 10 - April 15
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We have received a special request to make as many messages as we can by Wednesday April 15th to accompany cloth masks that are being distributed to University Hospitals staff who are serving in non-COVID roles. The 100,000 Masks Project has a goal of distributing 100,000 handmade fabric masks to non-COVID providers across UH's many campuses and departments. Each staff member -- including doctors, nurses, lab techs, front desk staff, and more -- will receive a few washable masks so they can…

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Appreciating Nurses on the Frontline: A Caring Cubs Home-Based Project

April 8 - April 15
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Research shows that doing kind & helpful actions calms the mind. By releasing "good" brain chemicals to counteract and soothe the "stress" ones, altruism buffers our systems during anxious times. At Caring Cubs, we believe wholeheartedly that being a caring community member is one of the best ways to cope with life's uncertainties. We hope that doing this project together as a family, from your home, will help buoy you through this time. Appreciating Nurses on the Frontlines During this stay-at-home time, cubs and their…

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The Caring Mail Project – Spreading Cheer to Seniors

April 2 - April 8
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Research shows that performing kind and helpful acts calms the mind. By releasing "good" brain chemicals to counteract and soothe the "stress" ones, altruism works to buffer our systems during anxious times. We believe wholeheartedly that being a caring community member is one of the best ways to cope with the uncertainties that abound. We hope that doing this project together as a family, from your home, will help buoy you through this time. THE CARING MAIL PROJECT A home-based service…

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