Nova Scotia woman pens “love letters” to local care workers

91-year-old Jane Wilkins is showing her appreciation for workers on the front lines during COVID-19 with handwritten cards thanking them for their efforts.
By: Alison Larabie Chase
May 15, 2020
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Chester, N.S. resident Jane Wilkins believes in the power of the written word. Recently, in the middle of the night, she had the idea to send handwritten thank-you cards to all 180 staff members at Shoreham Village, a nearby seniors complex. Wilkins received numerous beautiful cards for her 90th birthday and after the death of her husband, so she decided to refashion them into “love letters” for the front-line workers, with the help of several friends.

Wilkins was adamant that her thanks be delivered via handwritten notes because it’s more personal than email. She and her cohorts delivered the cards on Wednesday, in time for them to be opened on Friday. Shoreham’s Board of Directors are trying to do something special for the staff at the end of each work week, so the letters will be this week’s happy surprise.

Source: CBC News

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