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.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Stamp News


Canadian Stamp News is Canada's premier source of information about stamp collecting and related fields.

Although we cover the entire world of philatelics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Stamp News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier stamp publication. Canadian Stamp News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now