Nursing home and care facilities around the country have closed their doors to outside visitors in order to keep residents who are the most vulnerable safe. While everyone can agree it's the right call to make, it leaves residents lonely in a very uncertain time.

Hillcrest Nursing & Rehabilitation facility is asking the community to send cards, letters or pictures to residents to brighten their day. While children are home from school this a great project and especially perfect for a rainy day.

Mail can be sent to Deirdre Tozer-Hayes at Hillcrest Commons, 169 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield, Ma, 01201.