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Chesapeake community taking action to show love for senior citizens

Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 20:52:25-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A lot of senior citizens are keeping themselves isolated to try to stay safe, but people in the community are making sure they don’t feel alone.

You don't have to look - or listen - too hard to find plenty of examples at Lighthouse Pointe, a retirement community in Chesapeake.

A violinist recently stopped by to perform for residents.

She strolled around outside so that people could listen from their patios and balconies.

They also had a budding musician pay them a visit.

A sixth grader, the granddaughter of a resident, played her trumpet outside one day.

Others in the community have dropped off homemade cards or have drawn chalk art on the sidewalks outside.

Stacy Kenyon, sales and marketing director with Lighthouse Pointe, says they’ve been surprised at all the community support.

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"People that have their kids at home, they’re dropping off wonderful little cards and activity sheets that they’re doing. They did scavenger hunts for us for Easter. They dropped off a whole bunch of bubbles and eggs, and so they’re not only thinking about their families, they’re thinking about how they can help out the greater community too and meshing the generations, which we always love," said Kenyon.

One of their residents also got a lot of love on Tuesday. Adrena Upson turned 106.

To help her celebrate, the staff did some decorating and friends and family visited her through the patio door.

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