Garden City Center reveal new Outdoor Installation, aims to help Senior Citizens isolated by the pandemic

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Garden City Center has announced the addition of an interactive art installation titled “Heart Warming”, for the 120 year anniversary of the Sweethearts Candies conversation hearts. The 7 foot hearts will be on view just in time for Valentine’s Day, from February 11 until April 3.

Garden City has partnered with Letters Against Isolation, a program focused on combating loneliness against seniors by sending them letters. In under two years, over 325,000 letters have been written to 19,000 senior citizens across six countries.

We are so excited about the arrival of Heart Warming. True to its name, the Heart Warming interactive art installation aims to create feelings of encouragement, connection, and positivity in the midst of another pandemic winter. We are so proud that this installation has the ability to impact both visitors at our property, and the members of older generations in our community, creating feel-good moments that have ripple effects well beyond our neighborhoods. We cannot wait to share it with the community and more importantly, see how the community shares it with each other,” said Faith Lockhart, Marketing Manager, Garden City Center.

The public is invited to visit Garden City Center, post photos of the art installation to social media on @GardenCityCenter and write a sweet note to the member of the senior community. For more info on Heart Warming, visit the Garden City Center website.

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