ELKHORN, Neb. (KMTV) — 59 people live at Marquis Place, an assisted living and memory community in Elkhorn. Starting Friday, they will be unable to leave their individual units. These precautions are in place to keep members of the elderly population safe during the coronavirus outbreak. No one at Marquis Place is sick, but they obviously want to keep it that way.
Kathy Toole, the sales and marketing director at Marquis Place says, "We don't know how long this is going to last and our seniors love to have anything from the outside. Now that they can't have family and friends and activities are looking slim, these go a long way, these kind gestures showing that people care."
They have set up a kindness box outside the building. You can drop off letters, cards and pictures there or mail them to:
20800 W. Maple Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Out of an abundance of caution, they will keep the items for 24 hours and then hang them up on a wall for all residents to see. After that, they hope to distribute them.