Generations in Ink: A Pen Pal Project

Hello fellow Activity Directors,

I’m excited to share an incredible project that I believe can bring some warmth and connection to your senior living community— “Generations in Ink: A Pen Pal Project.” As activity directors, we’re always on the lookout for meaningful ways to engage our residents, and this program has been nothing short of magical.

In a world driven by digital communication, we sometimes forget the beauty of a handwritten letter. “Generations in Ink” is our way of rekindling that magic and forging bonds between our residents and school-age students. It’s a heartwarming experience that fosters understanding, empathy, and friendships that span generations.

How It Works:

  • For Residents: We provide residents with a specially curated packet to get you started. Whether they prefer writing heartfelt letters or expressing themselves through creatively decorated cards, they have the tools to share their stories and wisdom with a new generation.
  • For Teachers: We’ve also designed a ready-made student template that simplifies the process for teachers. It’s an opportunity for students not only to refine their writing skills but also to learn from the valuable experiences of the residents.

A Bridge Between Generations:

“Generations in Ink” transcends being a mere pen pal project. It’s more than ink on paper. It’s the smiles, the laughter, and the profound sense of belonging that this program fosters. It’s about building a connection to the surrounding community and providing purpose to the residents that reminds them that we all have something unique to offer and learn from each other.

Join Us:

I invite you to be a part of “Generations in Ink.” It’s easy to get started. Simply download the specially curated starter packets, 1 for residents and 1 for teachers, and witness the magic of handwritten letters as they build bridges between generations.

[Download the Packets below – Make sure to download both packets]

Thank you to Jen for inspiring this activity!!

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