SOS: Pandemic Pen Pals
Community Partner: Meritan provides an array of services for people of all ages and abilities. These include elder-at-home care, job-training for seniors, therapeutic foster family training and oversight, and family-model residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Project: For a series of Thursdays, we’ll be rekindling the art of letter writing through which we’ll share genuine messages of hope and encouragement with homebound seniors. Join us in person (masked) to craft your letters to soothing music and with good (socially distanced) company. Bring your own pen, but we’ll provide the paper, envelopes, and stamps. Location on campus to be determined.
Your Impact: The coronavirus pandemic has left us all feeling more isolated but perhaps none more so than our elders who have been especially sequestered during this global health crisis. Making this intergenerational connection might be as beneficial to you as it is to your letter recipient.