KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Across the nation, those who live in or have family members who live in senior living communities are finding new ways to connect with each other since facilities aren't allowing visitation.

Shannondale, a senior living facility with campuses in Knoxville and Maryville, has launched a new campaign called "Share A Smile."

They are encouraging community members to put smiles on the faces of seniors through three acts of support: cards, videos or social posts.

They especially hope that children and teens, who are home from school at this time, will share a smile with their residents.

Here's how to take part:


Cards may be sent to:

Shannondale of Knoxville
Attention: Activities Director
801 Vanosdale Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

Shannondale of Maryville
Attention: Activities Director
804 Shannondale Way
Maryville, TN 37803


Share your dancing, jokes, stories, and other words of encouragement through video.

Longer-length videos that are larger in file size can be shared via a DropBox or YouTube link. Videos or video links can be sent to and will be shared with the seniors via a tablet.


Share uplifting messages, videos and photos for residents by Tagging Shannondale (@shannondale_tn ) in your social media posts and by using the hashtag #ShareASmileProject. Those posts will be reshared by Shannondale's social media post and the staff will share them with residents.