Release Date: April 22,2020

Summit County Probate Court to Collect and Deliver Cards

Homemade cards collected for seniors isolated in nursing homes and assisted living

Summit County, Ohio - April, 2020 – Thousands of Summit County senior citizens have been forced to isolate from their families during the COVID19 crisis. Probate Court works with many seniors in extended care facilities and asks the public to let them know that they are not forgotten.  Anyone can help them by turning crayons and paper into a lifeline of joy in the form of cards.  Creativity and large print are encouraged, but participants need not worry about their level of artistic ability as any special card can brighten a senior’s day.

Summit County Probate Court will collect and deliver your heartfelt wishes to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers across the County.  Homemade cards can be mailed to the Court, but those without the ability to the mail cards, or who choose to make virtual cards, can email them to the Court for printing.  The Court will distribute cards to centers through June 1, 2020. 

"It is a difficult time for all of us, but especially terrible for those who may be confined to just one room." said Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer.  "With so many of us restless at home, please take a few minutes to make something fun and cheer up someone who is lonely."

Mailed cards should be free of loose items such as excessive glitter or confetti.   Send mailed cards to:

Summit County Probate Court
Judge Stormer’s Cards for Seniors
c/o Community Outreach
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308

To send a virtual card, simply take a photo of your homemade card, or create an online card and email it to communityoutreach@summitohioprobate.com