Letters to Seniors Program Update
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, staying connected with others is more important than ever. Falling under our mission to bridge and enrich generations, in the summer of 2020, we initiated a new program aiding the creation of intergenerational connections within the community in a safe and engaging manner during these times.
Our new program called Letters to Seniors involves supporting isolated seniors with encouraging, meaningful handwritten letters sent by volunteers of all ages. The program consists of two phases:
Phase One: Volunteers of all ages send drawings / short cheerful cards / letters to seniors
Phase Two: Youth (18 and under) and seniors who are eager to build a connection with one another join the pen-pal format of the program, where they send letters back and forth and discuss their interests, hobbies, etc.
So far we have had over 220 community members submit letters, drawings, and kind messages for isolated seniors in our community. Additionally we have created 15 pen pal connections. We are currently still accepting Phase 1 submissions from the community as Phase 2 is at capacity.
The deadline to receive Holiday Messages has passed. You are invited to send in cheerful letters to be distributed in January.
Please send us a message if you are interested in participating in this new program: firstname.lastname@example.org .
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.