STUART, Florida,  January 14, 2022 – With a new year underway, the professionals at VIP Home Health Referrals are urging residents and visitors throughout the Treasure Coast Region to continue gathering Love Notes and Roses for seniors and veterans.

“Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and after a busy holiday and New Year, seniors may be feeling alone and unloved after the holiday highs. That’s why we are asking area churches, schools, businesses, senior centers, and many others to create and gather love notes for seniors and veterans so we can cheer them up for Valentine’s Day,” said Jill Ball, President, VIP America.

The Council on Aging of Martin County was the first organization to step forward and pledge support for the project to help seniors feel love on Valentine’s Day.

“Every day, we see seniors in our community who are experiencing isolation and loneliness. Even the smallest token, like a note of kindness or a silk flower, does so much to raise their spirits and help them feel a sense of connection. We applaud VIP America for developing this heartwarming program,” said Karen Ripper, RN, President/CEO of the Council on Aging of Martin County.

This is the Third Annual VIP Roses & Love Notes campaign organized and implemented by VIP America Home Health Referrals. The Second Annual VIP Roses & Love Notes campaign was an overwhelming success despite the COVID-19 pandemic, generating more than 5,000 cards and love notes for seniors throughout the region.

“As the Council on Aging points out, it’s a proven fact that isolationism had a devastating impact on those who were cut off from not only their loved ones but people from the outside world. Isolationism leads to loneliness and depression. Many of our seniors and veterans needed the emotional and spiritual boost a caring note, Valentine’s Card or even a simple rose had on their lives last year and we need an even bigger outpouring of love this year for 2022,” said Ball.

VIP America will make sure their staff of professionals deliver your loving messages directly to seniors and veterans who otherwise may not get a little reminder they are loved on Valentine’s Day. If deliveries of Love Notes and Roses exceed the number of seniors receiving care through VIP America registry, the home health referral professionals will share your love with senior care and veterans’ organizations throughout the region.

“We thought it appropriate to take the lead in this special project because seniors should be everyone’s special VIP’s – Very Important People – no matter where you live on the Treasure Coast,” said Ball.

“If your business, club, organization, church, or school would like to brighten the lives of seniors and senior veterans, we urge you to get involved now,” added Ball.

For seniors who visit the Kane Center in Stuart, headquarters to the Council on Aging of Martin County, a special mailbox has been set up at the center to allow donors to drop off their special cards for seniors. You may also drop off your Love Notes & Roses at VIP America or contact VIP America to have Love Notes & Roses picked up.

About VIP America

VIP America Home Health Referrals is a premier southwest, central, and southeastern Florida regional company that offers caregiver registry for home care services through the provision of innovative solutions in each community we serve. VIP America delivers on its core values and embraces the commitment of “people helping people stay independent” by compassionately and skillfully servicing clients and caregivers at their point of need.

You may contact VIP America by visiting their website at Please contact the VIP America headquarters for a confidential conversation about your or a loved-one’s home health care needs by calling (772) 220-6005.


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Photo attached, subjects: Karen Ripper (President/CEO), Phyllis Waters Brown (Director of Adult Day Health), Lisa Bharath (Membership and Program Coordinator), Melisha McCoy (Volunteer Coordinator) and Annette Lopez (Director of Case Management and Meal Services).





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