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Lorraine 22nd Jun 2019 Activities Officer
Hi my name is Lorraine and I'm an activities officer in an age care facility in QLD Australia. I would love to know if anyone is interested in starting up pen pals? Our residents love writing letters and I think it would be great, especially the residents who don't enjoy joining in activities. I would love to hear from you if you would be interested in starting this activity. Thank you in advance.
Susan 25th Jun 2019 Activity Director
Hi Lorraine
You might want to use this link to find others who are interested in a penpal who haven’t seen your post
Hannah 25th Jun 2019 Manager
Hi, I manage a 35 bed care home in Lancashire the north of England and would love to set up maybe a homes penpal with yours, we can send photos of what's going on, what we do locally, life stories.
Let me know if your interested
Leslie 25th Jun 2019 Activities Assistant
Hi Lorraine, I'm from South Jersey, USA... I'm an activity aide at a 3 story rehab/long term care facility. I'm with the cognitive residents once a week doing a "Getting to Know You" club. For our summer "vacation " we are virtual traveling to a different country of each members choosing. Two folks did choose Australia! I'm sure my group would love to pen pal! Let me know if you're interested, if so I will give you my email, from there we can exchange addresses... Leslie Laurito
Sunya 25th Jun 2019 Activity Director
Hi. Lorraine
I am an Activity Director in Texas. I would like to start a pen pal club at our nursing home. My email address is [email protected] Thanks
Leslie 26th Jun 2019 Activities Assistant
Maybe we can all exchange addresss and have a global pen pal network? With photos of our locale? That would be fun and informative!
Osborne 28th Jun 2019 Activites Coordinator
Yes pls! I would love to be a member of a pen pal club! I am based in Clevedon, Uk. I was talking about it with a resident a couple of days ago. Shall I have your adresses? Our is Osborne House, 16 Bay Road BS21 7BN Clevedon UK, you can adress your letters to Osborne residents and team.
Thanks to whom will write to us. Looking forward to receive your letters!
Lorraine 6th Jul 2019 Activities Officer
Leslie that would be a great idea for us all to join together. I will chat with our residents and find out who would be interested in doing this and how many. Thank you for your response I think they would love it.
Dana 9th Jul 2019 Activities Director
Would love to join in... We are located in Bellingham, Washington, USA. my email is [email protected]

Thank you!
Donna 13th Jul 2019 Activity Director
I am an Activity Director at a 104 bed facility in Mt. Airy, Maryland and always looking for something new to do. I think some of our residents would love doing this. My email is [email protected]
Faith 18th Jul 2019 Therapy Assistant
I run a Day therapy Centre for seniors of the surrounding community here in Perth , I would be do interested in the penpals idea. My email is [email protected]
Teresa 22nd Jul 2019 Activity Director
Count us in, we are assisted living memory care in Michigan. My email is [email protected]
Rebecca 24th Jul 2019 Rec Officer
Hi..I am lifestyle coordinator in new facility, would love to implement pen pal is [email protected]
Adult 25th Jul 2019
Hi There!

My name is Nicole and I am an activity coordinator in Canada New Brunswick! I would like to start a pen pal group! I work at Hospice at the Adult Day centre! Its a program that clients come for the day and gives respite to the caregivers. Please send me an email! [email protected]
Lorraine 27th Jul 2019 Activities Officer
Great interest for the PenPal activity. My e-mail is [email protected]
Faith 27th Jul 2019 Therapy Assistant
I’m Faith employed as a Day Therapy Coordinator and willing to join in the Penpal exchanged , our seniors are still living in there homes in the community but come to DC for socialisation and all the other things we offer . Our ages range from 70 to 96, my email is [email protected]
Sara 30th Jul 2019 Activity Director
drop me an email, I have around 19 residents in an assisted living complex in saskatchewan canada, I am originally from Ireland and also lived in England and now canada has been my home for 6 years. I started working as an activity director just 3 weeks ago. But have many many years experience as a nurse. I am sure my clients would love to hear what other residents/clients like to do with their time and days.....
[email protected]
Tara 30th Jul 2019 Manager
Hi All,

My name is Jenna and I am the Lifestyle Coordinator in New Gisborne, Victoria, Aus. We are remote and would love to offer this to our resident's what a lovely idea! my email address is: [email protected]
sharon 9th Sep 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi everyone,
I am a Diversional Therapist working at a aging in place residential facility in Cheltenham Victoria Australia. I'm trying to start up a pen pal club with a few of my residents, possibly sending pictures, news events, what we do and have at our facility etc.
If anyone is interested maybe we could start of slowly eg. one resident each and see how it goes.
My email address is [email protected] or speak to me through this link.
Thanking you
Karen 11th Sep 2019 Lead Activity Co-ordinator
Hiya Lorraine! My residents find writing very difficult, but I'd like to be part of the pen pals idea, because I can help them, if they tell me their thoughts and I can write them. Also it would be good to read to them. Lorraine, I've made a note of your email address, mine is [email protected] I am based in London, England and they would love to hear from residents just like them from all over the world. Susan, thanks for the link. I'll follow it right away..
Sara 16th Sep 2019 Activity Director
Karen if you want to email me also
[email protected] I am from Ireland. lived in England. and now live and work in Saskatchewan canada and work in an assisted living center. I have lots of residents who have family who came from England to make canada their home in the early 1900s.

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