Send Smiles from Home - March/April 2020

  • Send Smiles from Home to Seniors in Our Community

  • Many seniors in local assisted living facilities are unable to receive visitors, as a precautionary measure due to the spread of COVID-19.

    We are working with assisted living facilities in the area, pairing up seniors with local children as Pen Pals. Receiving an email from a child about their own day - what they learned, even what games they played - can really bring a smile to the face of a senior. 

    • When you sign up, your child will receive the name of a Pen Pal to be in touch with.

    • We recommend sending two emails per week (of course more are welcome) with the senior being able to respond if he/she would like, or just have the email read to them by facility staff.

    • Your emails can be both about yourself, and asking your Pen Pal about themselves and their day. Questions can include but are not limited to: Where did you grow up? How is growing up in 2020 different than when you grew up? What was your profession? What’s the best advice you can give me? How was your day today? Where did you go to school? What is your favorite food? Which college to you go to? What sports did you like to play? What type of music do you like? Do you have any hobbies?

    • Please send your emails to [email protected] We will forward your email to the assisted living office, who will pass it on to the senior. The responses will come from [email protected] as well. 

    Volunteer today! 

    To sign up, please fill out the form below. 

  • Thank you for volunteering!

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