During the COVID-19 pandemic, masks and other Personal Protective Equipment are often in short supply. These supplies are necessary in order to protect our caregivers and clients. In the early days of the pandemic, Christine Thompson of West Springfield saw the challenges Visiting Angels faced while attempting to obtain PPE. Christine is on the Board of Directors for the Majestic Theater and is the costume designer for the Majestic Children’s Summer Theater. (The Majestic Theater is a community performance art theater in West Springfield hosting local drama & musical productions.) Unfortunately, the Majestic Theater has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19. As the costume designer, Thompson had access to excess material and decided to make face masks to donate to Visiting Angels.
For the past year during the pandemic, Thompson has supported Visiting Angels by dropping off her handmade masks every week. She designs them for style and comfort. She also makes festive masks for holidays! In addition, she donated, on behalf of the theater, 10 graduation gowns to use as PPE for Visiting Angels through the Gowns4Good program (to learn more about this amazing program, check out the article here: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/donate-graduation-gown-ppe-coronavirus-pandemic-70387503).
Visiting Angels of West Springfield would like to recognize Christine Thompson for her selflessness during such a difficult time. Her donations have had such a positive impact on our healthcare heroes. We are incredibly thankful for her kindness and generosity!
Visiting Angels is a home health care service that offers senior in-home care, elderly care, and care for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. We serve towns across the Pioneer Valley and the Greater Springfield Area (including Springfield, West Springfield, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Agawam, Ludlow, Westfield, Southwick, Chicopee, Feeding Hills, Indian Orchard, Holyoke, Southampton, and Montgomery). To learn more about our in-home care services or to schedule a free assessment, call Visiting Angels today at (413) 733-6900!