Our vision is to encourage people to -Remember, Respect and Reconnect to elders living alone at home, in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the communities where we live.
The 719 Project was developed in response to Psalms 71:9 where King David wrote, “Do not cast me away when I am old and do not forsake me when my strength is gone.”
Our goal is to help reconnect elders, who may be vulnerable to the pain of isolation and loneliness, back to individuals, faith groups and civic organization in their communities. Together we can end the pain of loneliness and isolation in the elders where we live .
Check Out How Carolyn Mitchell Rocked Her Community for 719!
Carolyn Mitchell and the folks at Lauderdale CLC wanted to Rock their community to bring awareness to the needs of elders where they live. They purchased some smooth stones from the local Dollar Tree and brought them back to the facility to paint. The elders painted Psalms 71:9, and the homes initials – LCLC on the rocks and then hid them throughout the community.
As people in the community began to discover the rocks, they knew right where they came from. People would post pictures on Facebook or call the home when they found them. “It’s been a fun way to connect with the community”, said Mitchell. It’s also a great way to encourage people to look up Psalm 71:9 and be reminded of David’s prayer, “Do not cast me away when I am old.”
Why not make this your 719 Project too! Please put the 719 website on the back, www.719project.com< and help us get the word out. Together we can end isolation and loneliness among elders where we live.
We can’t wait to hear your story of ending isolation and loneliness among the elderly in your community? Share with us how You Rock 719!