PORTLAND,Ore–AARP and the Girl Scouts of America are working together to send messages of Love and Joy over Valentine’s Day. Students at local schools are distributing the cards too.The Cupid Crew Campaign is really reaching out to older Americans who may be alone ,living in their own homes or in assisted living settings.
More of the elderly have become isolated because of the pandemic. In Oregon 54% of older adults are at risk for social Isolation…that’s higher than the national average. In Washington the number is 30%.
Sometimes, the Cupid Crew is mailing cards and notes and other times deliveries take place in person. The goal is to send one quarter million messages on Valentine’s Day.