Colorful Hugs

By on March 21, 2020
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Connecting with nursing home residents during a time of isolation.   

The office of Dr. Kelly Newby, Psy.D is asking the community to participate in their Colorful Hugs Project. “Coloring is a great mindfulness exercise for children and adults to help focus on something creative in this time of uncertainty” said Dr. Newby. Her office is collaborating with the community, schools, assisted living residences and nursing homes to bring colorful hugs through coloring pages created for the residents who are isolated from their loved ones during this pandemic. “This mission provides our community with a sense of purpose and compassion.” She encourages the community to help by simply printing, copying or tearing out a coloring page and start coloring.  Once the coloring page is completed drop off or mail to our office at 2450 W. Ridge Road suite 303.  (collection mailbox at front door) “We will ensure that safety measures are met before delivering them to nursing home residents to enjoy,” said Dr. Newby. 

“We are also working with the local school districts that are providing meal programs to children to be locations where they can participate in the colorful hugs program,” added Dr. Newby. 

The Colorful Hugs program is also seeking local businesses who would like to help by donating unopened crayons. The crayons would go to the local schools providing the meals to children in their district.  The kids can color the pages while there.  If you can donate new crayons or coloring books, or would like more information on the Colorful Hugs program or would like a coloring page to download visit  

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