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