Visiting Angels Delivering Valentine's Flowers to Seniors to Improve Health and Outlook
It’s the season of love, chocolates and roses.
But Valentine’s week is not so rosy for the elderly.
In fact, it’s often the most depressing time of the year for seniors who are widowed or living alone.
That’s why a group of local “angels” is stepping in for cupid this year.
During the week of Valentine’s Day, local caregivers from Visiting Angels, the nation’s largest in-home senior care provider, will surprise area seniors with flowers.
They call it Blossoms of Love.
Research by Rutgers University proves flowers can change moods.
81% of seniors in study said their depression slipped away after getting flowers.
Many felt motivated to become more social, talk and reach out to family, friends.
Nearly 3 out of 4 performed higher on memory tasks.