Adopt a Nursing Home

by Maureen Stanek on April 26, 2020
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April 25, 2020

Dear BCOC Family,

Due to the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, nursing homes are following strict government recommendations to protect residents and nursing home staff by restricting all nonessential entry into their facilities. However, this means that many residents are no longer able to enjoy their much-anticipated visits with friends and family, which is crucial for their emotional and mental health.

The Texas Health Care Association has launched the Adopt A Nursing Home campaign as a way to give Texas communities a chance to step up and support our seniors in this time of need, as well as the staff who are working harder than ever to care for them. Connecting compassionate Texans like you with this community is critically important to keep spirits up as we settle in for a long period of necessary isolation at these facilities.

BCOC invites you to join in this letter writing campaign. You can send messages to residents and staff via email at or you can mail handwritten letters by following the detailed instructions below.

Thank you so much for sending love and prayers to those in need.  You are the best!

In His Service,

Maureen Stanek

P.S. Remember, we are here for you. Call us at 512-321-2273 if you need anything.  Also, share with us your stories of what God is doing in your life at


Letter Writing Instructions:

Please send as many letters as you wish to the following local homes:

[A Special Staff Member] and/or [A Special Resident]


[A Special Staff Member] and/or [A Special Resident]

c/o Silver Pines Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 503 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, TX 78602

[A Special Staff Member] and/or [A Special Resident]

Bastrop Lost Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

430 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, TX 78602

When sending your letter, card, or artwork, follow a few important guidelines below:

  • Write in large, legible font. Include pictures or photos if you want!
  • If possible, open up and tell your story. Share who you are, big moments and accomplishments, great memories, and more. Whatever you are comfortable with!
  • Avoid licking envelopes if possible. Our facilities will hold all mail for 24 hours to protect residents and staff as a precaution regardless.
  • Be creative and stay positive—you are a source of comfort and strength for our residents and our staff!
  • Encourage family and friends to get involved too, at






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