We have become so accustomed to text messages and phone calls as our primary way of communication to wish a friend happy birthday or to simply say hello.

Most seniors can recall a time when receiving letters in the mail was commonplace. Perhaps it was a love letter, a letter home from a soldier, or one from a friend a few towns over.

Over the next few weeks we encourage you to become pen pals with your loved ones. That’s right, pen pals. Tell a story on paper, include a photograph, ask a question or share a memory. By writing letters you are putting memories on paper, you’re giving your loved one (and yourself) something to look forward to.

Perhaps one of your letters includes a small package with a small gift or something of sentimental value. What better way to brighten someone’s day than knowing you are being thought of.

Stay tuned for more activities!