Balloon Buddies Bring Smiles to Isolated and Lonely Senior Citizens

May 16, 2021




Ferndale, WA


Balloon Buddies Bring Smiles to Isolated and Lonely Senior Citizens

For months, senior citizens in the 24 Whatcom County, WA nursing homes and care facilities have been shut away from the world. Many community members want to help ease this isolation, but do not know how. To assist community members in reaching out to the seniors in Whatcom County, Celebrations Balloon Company in Ferndale, WA is participating in a nationwide movement to send love to nursing home and assisted living residence.  It's called the Adopt-A-Grandparent or Spread the Love campaign. Any person or business in and around Whatcom County, WA may adopt a resident(s) to receive a fun and joy invoking Balloon Buddy created for them by Celebrations Balloon Company in Ferndale, WA.  The purpose is to cheer up nursing home residents who are still isolated away from loved ones due to Covid 19. Community members adopt all the residents in the nursing home or assisted living facility, by a set date, and we deliver the Balloon Buddies to them. There is no cost to the nursing home.

What is a Balloon Buddy? A Balloon Buddy is a small, air filled balloon sculpture of a little person with a smiley face, holding a heart. Celebrations Balloon Company will deliver the Buddies too the nursing homes, with a note card from you, so know they are not forgotten and that they are loved.

Anyone can participate and Spread the Love: Churches, businesses, community groups, school clubs, etc.

Our first facility in Whatcom County is St. Francis of Bellingham. To participate and Adopt-A-Grandparent and Spread the Love, simply go to our website: Https://

You can include a personalized message to be delivered with the Balloon Buddy.

How to enroll your nursing home: Any nursing home or assisted living facility in Whatcom County, WA may participate at no cost, by contacting us. The enrollment deadline for May deliveries is May 25, 2021. To enroll your care facility call Sharon at 360-733-9571 with your facility’s name and contact person’s information.

To see photos of the residents receiving their Balloon Buddies follow us on Facebook at Celebrations Balloon Company and on Instagram at celebrations_balloon_company.