Valentines Day is the perfect time to bring love and joy to others. This year our Projectmack team in Rantoul used Valentines Day as an opportunity to spread love at Holly Brook Assisted Living Facility. As seniors age, many lose spouses and loved ones, and the joy of Valentines Day can diminish. Research from Rutgers University shows that the receipt of flowers can decrease depression and encourages companionship in senior citizens. Projectmack spent the afternoon passing out beautiful carnations and Valentine's Day cards to all the residents and staff. It's easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget we can use Valentine's day to also recognize our love for others and the world. Special thanks to Paula's House of Flowers who generously donated the carnation flowers for the event.