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Visiting Angels bring smile to seniors with Valentine delivery

Sterling Beard received a rose from Visiting Angels on Valentine's Day.
Sterling Beard received a rose from Visiting Angels on Valentine's Day. (Courtesy Photo)

A Valentine’s Day surprise can be uplifting for the elderly in more ways than one.

On Valentine’s Day, Visiting Angels, which provides home care for seniors in Carroll County and surrounding counties, visited many of those seniors to brighten their day with a smile, hug and a rose.

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According to a news release from Visiting Angels, the organization “wanted them to know that we care and that they were remembered. We wanted to bring a little bit of happiness to their day and their smile said it all.”

Susan Lynne received a rose from Visiting Angels on Valentine's Day.
Susan Lynne received a rose from Visiting Angels on Valentine's Day. (Courtesy photo)

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." — Winnie the Pooh

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This quote is a wish of most seniors, but unfortunately as much as they wish to never have to live without their spouse most of the time they find themselves facing their days alone. Valentine’s Day is a day that traditionally celebrates romantic love and for some seniors, it can be a lonely day.

They do have their memories. Along those ines, the Visiting Angels office in Eldersburg has a Maya Angelou quote mounted on its wall:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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