Write a letter, bring a smile

The elderly are the fastest-growing population in the world, and as old age sets in, their need for attention and care becomes more acute. We have tapped into their plight with a method that most seniors can relate to – good old fashioned letter-writing.

It’s very easy to join in this kindness movement, whether you are looking for a meaningful activity for yourself or the kiddies.

Take a few minutes, sit down, and write a letter to an elder (a stranger). Tell them about yourself, maybe say a joke or a riddle and let them know that they are loved.

Letter-writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.

Lord Byron

The gift that keeps on giving

Writing a letter to an elderly person can be a gift that keeps on giving. Letters written with affection and sincerity, are a fantastic way to brighten the lives of so many people who have lost touch with the outside world over the recent past.

A letter is a pleasant surprise when it arrives, and it can be read over again whenever one is feeling lonely or isolated.

Letter writing is a lost art for many of us who are busy working jobs, raising kids, and going about the daily tasks of life in this hectic world.

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart

Phyllis Theroux

How do you do it?

You may be wondering how to write a letter to a senior person, or how to address a letter to a nursing home resident. All you need to remember is keep it simple, cheerful, and sincere.

Your words should be optimistic and uplifting. You may want to include a fond memory you have of yourself. Any memory or life experience that triggers a smile or chuckle is a perfect addition to the letter.

Get in touch today for details of residents, their favourite conversation topics and care home addresses.

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