To keep busy and safe during this particular summer being a pen pal for a retirement community is a great idea! It will help not only to brighten your day but the day of the older person or adult with special needs as well.
Studies show that 40% of nursing home residents are affected by loneliness and it has been heightened because of social distancing this year.
The Victorian Senior Care is a group of retirement communities located in North Carolina and have reached out via Facebook asking for stranger to "adopt" its residents as pen pals.
“We hate that we are not able to have our normal visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions,” Victorian Senior Care posted on Facebook. “So we … would like to pass the time by writing our pen pals!”
All you have to do is a send a letter to the company's main office and they will match your letter with a resident in the community.
Here is the address:
4270 Heath Dairy Road
Randleman, NC 27317
This story was originally published by Simplemost.com.
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