Westside group to deliver valentines to local residents

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The Westside Health Authority’s Good Neighbor campaign will deliver cards and candy to 100-some seniors and homebound residents on Friday.

“The Good Neighbor campaign is all about bringing our neighbors together and showing them how to love one another and being there … in every way,” said Felisha Reed-Bolden, an administrative assistant Westside Health Authority. “We thought it would fit our purpose perfectly.”

As part of their “love thy neighbor” theme, the campaign is holding card-making sessions at its monthly meeting this week that will be delivered on Valentine’s Day. The card-making session – “get to know your neighbor speed dating event” – will be held on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“We want the community to come out and get to know their neighbors,” Reed-Bolden said, explaining that each pair will have about five minutes or so to get to know each other and build lasting connections.

The campaign will also be accepting candy and cash donations at Thursday’s event and youth development office, at 5437 W. Division St., that will support Friday’s delivery.

The Good Neighbor campaign, started in 2014, organizes residents and provides social and health services, offering everything from organized sports for youth to in-home health services for the elderly.

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