elderly pen pals

Does anyone write letters anymore? Is anyone pen pals with elderly relatives? 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 elderly relatives. 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!