Care home residents seek penpals

A long-term care home in Ontario has launched an inter-generational initiative to prevent social isolation using penpals.

It’s an effort to keep seniors and children connected during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Jarlette Health Services, which manages 14 long-term care homes across Ontario.

Any children seeking a penpal are invited to write a letter to Royal Rose Place, which will pair interested parties with a resident. Everyone – even adults – will receive a response if they write to the care home.

Letters should be addressed to:

My Future Pen Pal
C/O Carina Ervine
Royal Rose Place Long-Term Care Home
635 Prince Charles Dr. N.
Welland, ON
L3C 0C7

We encourage our readers – especially those with children or grandchildren looking for ways to keep busy and socially active – to write a resident today.

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