Become a Pen Pal to a Senior

In grandma and grandpa’s generation, a letter was a special arrival waiting inside the mailbox. I can still hear the sound of paper ripping as my grandmother carefully opened each envelope with her paper knife. She would smile as she came to a personal letter from one of her sisters across state, peeking in to see what message was hidden inside. These days, inboxes have replaced mailboxes and information can be transferred in the blink of an eye.

Generally speaking, I enjoy the many conveniences available in our modern world, but sometimes it feels nice to slow down and do things the “old-fashioned” way. Every now and then I enjoy digging out some stationary and putting my favorite ink to paper. Let’s go back a few years to the time letters were written, penmanship was something of pride and some things just meant more because, well, they took time. A hand written note may not only be fun to do, but it will be very much appreciated by the recipient.

Will it really make a difference?

Many of the elderly in senior facilities suffer from depression due to loneliness. In some cases, residents maintain a normal level cognitive function but have extremely limited mobility. When our bodies cannot keep up with our minds, it becomes all the more difficult to have a healthy social life. Social connections are an important part of leading a balanced life for all of us. By adopting a pen pal, you will surely find joy in the connection you make and you could be pulling someone out of the shadows of depression. Imagine having the mail runner stop by your room announcing that today you received a letter. I think it’s safe to say, yes, for the right person, it really will make a difference.

Isn’t having a Pen Pal for kids?

It can be a great experience for a child to become a pen pal, further teaching them to have compassion for others and about the joys of giving not just receiving. Children are able to express their creative side by coloring a picture or writing a few kind words. That being said, I think adults have the potential to create an even deeper experience for another adult. Years of life experience have shown us happiness, sorrow, friendship and solitude. As adults, we have the ability to create a specials connections with someone and truly understand what an impact that connection can have through words. This could also be a great opportunity to do something along with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew.

How do I choose someone?

This is a really fun part of becoming a pen pal! You can choose someone local from your hometown or maybe choose another state or even country! There are sites you can sign up for to be a pen pal but I recommend calling a nursing or assisted living facility and speaking directly to the activity director (AD) for information. The AD will probably know better than anyone which resident has the greatest need for a pen pal. The AD can get permission from the resident and or family so that they approve and are aware of your intentions and expecting your letter.  You do not need any personal information of the resident other than the facilities address and who to make at attention to. You can also call or email for an update to see how the resident responded to your letter. I had residents in the past have her postcards from a pen pal hung all over her wall.

What do I write about?

You can start by introducing yourself and thanking them for accepting your letter. Generally it’s a good idea not to get too personal or ask too many questions at first. Let your reader get to know you and keep it light and fun! Having decorative stationary and embellishing the envelope is an extra treat for the resident as well, making it almost like a letter and a gift all in one.

How often do I write? 

It is up to you how often you write but remember not to promise anything you can’t deliver. Holidays and special occasions are always good times to write but anytime is a good time to receive a friendly note! Set a reminder on your phone or jot it down on your calendar so when life gets busy and time flies by your letter doesn’t get accidentally skipped!

Have fun with it and happy pen pal’ing…the old-fashioned way! 

Writers Note:

This blog is not a pen pal program. If you would like to become a pen pal or start a program of your own, I suggest contacting a senior facility near you for information on volunteering. Thank you for your interest and for all of your wonderful responses, I wish you success on your pen pal journey! 

365 Comments

  1. Wendy mills

    Please send me more information on signing up to be a pen pal for a senior. Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      I would be happy to help you find a senior pen pal Wendy! Do you have a state preference?

      • Laurie Young

        I would love to be a pen friend to a senior. AM 46 years old,, married, work in collections for a local bank. Would love to write to someone in PA, OH, or New England area but any state is fine.

        Thanks,

        Laurie

        • Kristin Angulo

          Hi Laurie! I would love to set you up with a senior pen pal. I will be contacting you through via email with more information. Have a great weekend!

          • Barbi

            I would love to become a penpal for a senior. I’m in the Northeast but don’t mind writing to whomever, wherever. I don’t know if I’ll ever find my way back to this page lol so if you want to email me at [email protected] that would be great.

      • Sam Sharp

        Hi Kristin,
        Can I get senior pen pal too? I was asked last month what I wanted to do for my birthday. I think at 38, I’m fulfilled and would be happiest cheering someone up. I loved my grandparents dearly and thought that this would be a lovely way to honor them.

        • Kristin Angulo

          Happy Birthday Sam! What an awesome way to celebrate your birthday. I have sent information to the email you provided, please let me know if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!

      • Grace Sotelo

        Kristin,

        My name is Grace. I would love to be a pen pal to an elderly male or female that I could write to . I am in San Jose California. Hope you can help me. God bless you for helping these women find a person to hopefully bring some happiness.
        Grace

        • Kristin Angulo

          Hi Grace, I will be emailing you shortly with some information. Have a great day!

          • Reece Quade

            Hi Kristen,

            I’m a 21 year old nursing student and would love to be a pen pal with someone!

      • Lisa

        Hi Kristen I would like to be a senior pen pal please send me information I live in Illinois
        Thank you
        Lisa

        • paquito ignacio

          I’m interested to have a female penfriend from seniors living in the
          nursing home or in the retirement home or independently living
          in their one home for friendship and exchange interest or hobby.

      • Maureen Feldman

        Hi, I would love a senior pen pal. I’m from Massachusetts, but I’m open to a pen pal from anywhere, email or snail mail.

      • Barbara Pike

        I would love to find a pen pal in the state of Florida.I am 56 myself and remember the joy of receiving letters in the mail and would like to help make an older persons life a little happier

      • Denise Wallner

        I would like to write to a female senior in Alabama.

      • Diana Davy

        I, also would like a senior pen pal. I’m 56, married and live in Kansas…originally from Nebraska. I’m also very familiar with Colorado, but any state is fine.

        Thank you

      • Pete Cober

        I have 2 aunts that are over 90 and not in good health. Neither of them is able to get out much. I write them letters at least a couple times/year that have lots of nature pictures, stories about places we visit, our pets, and friends that come to visit. These are typed full color letters typically 14-16 pages laid out like a magazine and I use a large type face and send them hard copies because neither can use a computer any longer. We just retired to a small town in northern Wisconsin where we live on a lake so it’s pretty easy to find interesting subjects and I only write about non-political, positive subjects and try to work in as much humor as possible. Judging from my Aunts’ reactions I think this could have value for others. If your organization would be interested I’d be glad to send you a sample copy if you can give me an address to send it to.

      • Michele Leyden

        Hi Kristen

        I am interested to be a pen pal for a senior FL resident.

        My email is [email protected]

        Thanks alot for all you do!!!!!

      • Judy Gargiulo

        Would love to be a pen pal día senior. I live in Florida. Thank you.

    • shannon hamrick

      I would love to recieve information on a senior female pen pal possibly from Montana area…
      Ty!

      • Kristin Angulo

        Hi Shannon! I have emailed you information on an Assisted Living in Billings, MT.have a great weekend!

    • Tiff

      I work at an assisted living and would be interested in having a few pen pals for some of our residents.

      • Jamaline Cox

        Hello,
        I am looking to start a Pen Pal Club at my school. I need to first get permission from my principal but I would like to have all my ducks in a row before going to my boss. I use to be a Activities Director and it was nice watching the residents read the letters from their little pen pals.

        • Kristin Angulo

          Hi Jamaline,
          Thank you for your interest in my blog, I am happy to hear that you are interested in finding pen pals for your club at school. I sent you an email with additional information. Have a great day!

          • Lauren

            Hi!
            I am a 36 year old female from new york and would be interested in being a pen pal if you have any in the area.

        • Cathy Dougherty

          I would love to be someone’s pen pal! Both of my parents are deceased and I’d omg love to brighten someone’s day by sending a card or letter to someone! How do I go about doing this??? If you know of someone who would enjoy this please Email me their mailing address to [email protected] I recently suffered a stroke and it would give me something to do as I’m no longer able to work! I’m a 56 year old married female thanks in advance!

    • Tamara Arce

      I would love to become a pen pal! This is awesome!

    • sharon towle

      I want a snail mail pen pal I’m 67 and love to make friends and write letters.

    • Dorothy Knowles

      My favorite pastime/hobby is writng letters to elderly people and was so happy to hear of Pen Pals for Senior on the CBS Sunday morning news show. I have had 3 or 4 very special people in my life to whom I have written weekly notes but alas, they have since departed. My ears are always open to someones mother, aunt, etc. who would like a letter in their mailbox. My thoughts and prayers seem to have been answered with finding you. Please add my name to your list of willing pen pals.

      With much appreciation,

      Dorothy Knowles

  2. Stephanie Ray

    I would love to be a pen pal to a male or female senior who is needs or wants a friend to write to

  3. Dorie

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior lady n Wisconsin

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Dori!
      I have given your name and email to the Activity Department at an Assisted Living Facility in Madison. She should be emailing you shortly to give you information on your new pen pal! Here is the facility information so can also reach out to the Activity Director yourself if you would like.
      Segoe Gardens Assisted Living
      No reviews · Assisted Living Facility
      602 N Segoe Rd
      (608) 204-0900

      Have a great week!

  4. Chelsea

    I would enjoy being pen pals with a senior, preferably in Oregon if possible.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Chelsea,
      I have contacted Kim at Assisted Living and Memory Care at Summerplace in Oregon. She will be emailing you shortly in regards to being a penpal to a senior! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  5. Miguel Angulo

    I would like to be a pen pals to a senior in Texas.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Miguel! I have reached out to a senior care facility in San Angelo, Texas at The Springs. Nicole will be getting in touch with you to set you up with your new pen pal! Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!

  6. Aris Dalila Lopez

    Dear Kristin,

    I love your articles. They have this human touch so much needed in today’s days, and they are very useful and informative. What a great idea. Please I want to become a Pen-pal for somebody in Austin, TX. Thank you. God bless you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Aris,
      Thank you for your kind words. I would love to set you up with a senior pen pal. I have reached out to an Assisted Living Community in Austin Texas and you should be contacted with the details shortly. Have a wonderful weekend and good luck with your new pen pal friend!

  7. Katie Wolf

    I would love a penpal in Texas. I live in League City TX.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Katie! Thank you for your interest in becoming a pen pal to a senior. I have reached out to Allison the Activity Director at Brookdale Beckett Meadows Assisted Living in Austin Texas in regards to your inquiry. If you would like to reach out to her you can call Beckett Meadows at 512-774-3987. Please let me know if you have any other questions and enjoy your new pen pal!

  8. Janet Greeley

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior in Kentucky and also in North Carolina.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Janet,

      I have located 2 Assisted livings for you in both states. I will be emailing you with the info. Have a great week!

  9. Donna Weringo

    I just stumbled across your website and this article about being a senior pen pal. I am 53 years old and live in VA. I would be happy to write to a senior. State doesn’t matter. Please contact me. Thank you.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Donna, I have located an Assisted Living Facility for you in Ohio! I will email you with more detailed information. Have a great week!

    • William Fogler

      I live in Urbana Illinois hello

  10. Alicia

    I would like information on a pen pal

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Alica, I would be happy to give you information. I will be contacting you via email. Have a great week!

  11. Kelly

    Hi~ I would love to write a few seniors in need on a regular basis. I find it incredibly hard to get set up with people in need. How do you recommend going about this.

    Please and thank you!
    Kelly

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Kelly, I would love to hear about your previous experience with trying to volunteer and help you in any way I can so that the process is as smooth as possible. I will be emailing you with further information. Have a great weekend 🙂

  12. LeeAnn Henderson

    I very much want a senior pen pal. Gender and location make no difference since my interests include history, genealogy, and stamp collecting (many others)
    I’m in NC at the moment but I’m an old “Navy Brat” that’s probably lived everywhere.
    I’m very excited to meet my new friends.
    Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi LeeAnn, it sounds like you would make a wonderful pen pal to a senior! I am emailing you with further information on how to proceed. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Sarah

    Hi LeeAnn.

    I would love a penpal. I live in Boston but am open to any location. Thanks for your help!

  14. Anne

    I would like to be a pen pal to a senior. I’m in California, but I don’t mind writing to someone in another state.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Anne,

      I am emailing you with some information to get you started 🙂

    • Darlene

      I am a senior in California but live alone and would love a pen-pal or two!

  15. Jeanette McCoy

    I have a patron who would love a penpal! He’s a very spry 100 year old and would love to write to others his age. He recently moved into assisted living and gave up his car and home, so he’s feeling a little low right now. Can you help with finding a penpal or suggest a safe site? Thanks!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jeanette, I am sending you a private email so we can chat!

  16. Sarah Dover

    Hello LeeAnn,

    I’m very interested in becoming a pen pal and would love some information from you! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and work at a Grief Services agency. Open to any location, though would really love out-of-state. Thanks!

  17. Justin

    I would like to have a senior pen pal. Please send me email regarding the process and what I need to do.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Justin,

      I would be happy to provide you with further information to help along your way to becoming a volunteer pen pal to a senior. I will be emailing you shortly!

  18. Nan

    Hey there, i would love to write to a senior! State doesnt matter to me!
    Thanks, Nan

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Nan!I am happy to hear you have interest in becoming a pen pal! I will email you shortly with tips to get you started!

  19. Jennifer Lindsay Brown

    I would like to find a pen pal, male or female for my 7 and 8 year old daughters and I to correspond with. I live in Maine but would love to have them communicate with anyone in the US.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jennifer,

      I would love to help you and your girls! I am emailing you with info. Have a good one!

  20. Barbara

    Hi. I would like to be a pen pal to someone in the San Francisco Bay Area or New England, where I used to live. I am a 55 year old female.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Barbara,

      I am emailing you with information to help you get started!

  21. Laura H.

    Hello Kristin!

    Wow, This is just what I have been looking for! I have been reading about loneliness increases in the elderly and it seems so unnecessary and sad… I wish very much to be a pen pal! I live in PA, but any state will do if you are willing to reach out! Thanks for such a great post; Peace and prayers.

    • Kristin Angulo

      That is great to hear Laura, I am glad to help! I am emailing information for getting connected with a senior in PA. 🙂

  22. Michelle

    Hello!

    I write regularly to my maternal grandmother, and I would be happy to have another senior pen pal (or two). I am in the state of Nebraska. Either postal or e-mail is fine.

    -Michelle

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Michelle,

      I would be happy to give you some pointers, I am emailing you with some info!

  23. Niki

    Hi Kristin,

    I’d love to be a pen pal with a senior! No state preference, but I live in Maryland.

    Thank you!
    Niki

  24. Richard McGarry

    As a senior myself, I love to write and receive handwritten notes and letters. I am interested in becoming a pen pal. I live in the Charlotte, NC area. Would appreciate suggestions and/or contacts of organizations who sponsor pen pal activities here.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Richard,

      I would love to help you find a facility, I am emailing you with further information. Have a great week!

  25. Elis

    Hello Kristin!

    Thanks for this article. I’d love to find a senior penpal in either West Virginia, Montana or California (or all three)

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Elis

    • Kristin Angulo

      You are so welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it and would like to become a pen pal! I am emailing you with information. Have a great week Elissa!

  26. Madi

    I would like a senior pen pal in the United States, if that’s possible now. I’m in Texas, so probably the closer the better. I want to improve someone’s life and learn about them. Thanks!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Madi,

      Yes, it is possible, I would love to hear more about you and what you are looking for. I will be emailing you shortly with further information. Have a good day!

  27. Elizabeth Snyder

    This sounds wonderful! I would love more information about writing to someone in Phoenix, AZ or the Cincinnati, OH area if you have any connections. I am open to anywhere and happy to give more information!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Good morning Elizabeth, I will be emailing you shortly with some info. Happy Friday!

  28. Carmen

    Hi,

    I’m looking for a senior pen pal in the San Francisco Bay area if possible. Thanks!

  29. Cheyenne

    I would love a male and female pen pal. If you can help that would be awesome!

  30. Dania

    Thank you so much for writing this article and for promoting this wonderful cause Kristin!
    I would love to have a senior penpal or two if you’re willing to give me more information. I am in Washington state, but I don’t mind a penpal from anywhere. Hope to hear from you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Thank you so much Dania! I would be happy to help, I will be emailing you shortly 🙂

  31. Mary

    I love this idea! I’ve been writing to my grandmother-in-law for several years and the letters are the highlight of her week. I would love another pen pal. I have no preference on state. Thank you for all the great work you are doing!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Mary, your grandmother-in-law is a lucky lady to have you in her life 🙂 I will email you with a facility to get in contact with! Have a great week!

  32. Shelley Sherrill

    I would love to be matched up with a pen pal! Male or female. I am in Texas! 🙂 Thank you so much!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Good morning Shelley, I would love to help you find a pen pal! I will be emailing you with information 🙂

  33. Evelyn

    I would love to be matched with a female pen pal! Any state would be fine. Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Evelyn, thank you for reading! I will be emailing you shortly with info. Have a good day!

  34. Kasey

    I would love to have a pen pal. Location doesn’t matter to me! This could be very interesting to learn about someone else’s experiences, culture, and life in general!

  35. Anna

    I would like to be someone’s penpal preferably female and I don’t mind the location in which they are in.

  36. Bev

    I love sending handwritten notes and would be interested in being a senior penpal to someone or even up to 4 folks outside South Dakota (where I live). I would prefer female and it does not have to be someone who writes back. I jusr enjoy sending nites and most of the people I have written to over the years are now gone. I thought perhaps there may be people who would like to receive one or two cards or letters a month and I could help out with that. Thanks

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Bev, that sounds like a great idea! I will be emailing you with facility information. Have a great weekend!

  37. Halpage

    I am from sri lanka and like to become penpal even to to skype
    thank you

  38. Megan

    Hello! I would really like to become a pen pal! I am located in Kansas but would enjoy connecting with someone in a different state. Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Megan! I sent you an email with an assisted living community for you to contact in Connecticut!

  39. Elizabeth McBeen

    Hello, I would like to be a penpal to a senior citizen or two. Thank you, Elizabeth.

  40. Carol Matson

    Hi I would love to be a pen pal to a senior, I am in my fifties myself so someone in their mid to late seventies to eighties would be great, live in NJ but any state would be find. Thank you.

  41. Melissa McKinney

    I would love to get more info on becoming a PenPal to someone in need of companionship. Anyone in NC would be fine as that is where I live. My mother-in-law currently lives with us since she has suffered a stroke and I know how important companionship is. More information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Melissa

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Melissa I have sent you contact information for an Assisted Living in NC. Best of luck!

  42. Chanse Sonsalla

    I would really like to be put in contact with a senior pen pal somewhere in the state of Texas. I’m college-aged, but I really enjoy sending/receiving letters! Thank you for any help in advance 🙂

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Chanse, I recently sent you an email with contact information for an Assisted Living in Austin, Texas!Have a great day!

  43. Lin Wilson

    I would love to be a penpal with a senior. Please give me someone to write too. I don’t care where the person is located.
    Thank you in advance for your consideration.
    Enjoy the day!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Lin, I have emailed you contact information to an Assisted Living in Delaware! Best of luck and have a great day!

  44. Tina Rogers

    I would be interested in receiving information about becoming a pen pal to a senior.

    Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Tina, I have emailed you with information. I hope you have a great experience with your senior pen pal! Have a great week.

  45. shruthi

    Hi, I would love to be a pen pal to a female senior, any state will do.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Shruthi, I have sent you an email with additional pen pal info. Have a wonderful week!

  46. April Bennett

    I would also love information about being a pen pal for a senior!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi April, Thank you for your interest! I sent you an email with additional information to help you get started. Have a great day!

  47. Alondra White

    Hello, would you be able to find and elderly for my grandmother to write to? Or vise versa? I would really appreciate it.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Alondra, look for an email from me in your inbox 🙂 I found an Assisted Living for you to contact for your Grandmother. Have a great week!

  48. judi Heitz

    Thank you for writing this article. My dog and I are hospice volunteers, but I would welcome one or two senior pen pals anywhere. Snail mail or email, doesn’t matter. I live in San DIego, CA but I will write to anyone anywhere who needs a contact. BTW — I’m 64 and a retired science teacher and an avid gardener.

    you are doing a great service!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Thank you so much Judi! I really appreciate that! I am sending you an email with additional information. Have a great day!

    • karen

      I would love to be someone pen pal

  49. Sandra Bass

    Would love to have a senior pen pal to correspond with in any City or state thank you

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sandra I sent you info. to the email address you provided 🙂

  50. Sandra Bass

    Would love to write a senior as a pen pal thank-you

  51. Nicolette Sandoval

    Hello! I would love to become a pen pal to up to as many as 5 senior citizens in any state or gender. I would really want to mail little knick knacks and letters! Thank you and please email me at: [email protected]

  52. Cassandra Wright

    Hello!
    I’m British living in Australia. I’m 29 and I’ve been pen palling regularly for a while now and would love to write to a senior – my granny spent the last two years of her life in a nursing home and I know how important companionship is. I am happy to write anywhere if they’re ok to correspond internationally 🙂

  53. Theresa

    I would like information about becoming a senior pen pal.

  54. Chris

    Hello! I am having some difficulty finding a Senior Citizen to correspond with. Can you please email me some information? Refer me to some resources?

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Chris, I will be emailing you shortly with some information to help you get started!

  55. charlie

    Hi Kristin,

    I would like to be a pen pal to a senior 🙂 I am constantly travelling at the moment and have many stories to share so would happily write internationally or UK based 🙂

    Thank you for any help 🙂

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Charlie, thank you for reading my blog and reaching out! I am sending you pen pal information to the email you provided. Have a great day!

  56. Heather

    I would love help finding a senior pen pal. I used to write my grandparents hand written letters and I miss that so much. I would love to bring that joy to someone else’s life. I don’t really care what state they are from, but just to let you know, I am from Michigan.

    Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Heather, I have emailed you with information to help get you started! Good luck! 🙂

  57. Kara

    Hi, I am a certified alcohol substance abuse counselor working on Long Island NY. I would love to have my clients write to seniors. I think the experience would benefit both seniors and my clients.
    Let me know if this correspondence would be at all possible to come to fruition?
    Thanks so much!
    Sincerely, Kara

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Kara, I have emailed you with information. Have a wonderful week!

  58. Hayley DeHaan

    Hi there! Would love some more info on how to be a pen pal. State preference would be Wisconsin or Minnesota please!

  59. Lealand Pearce

    Hi

    I would be interested in becoming a pen pal to a senior person. We live in the UK but would be interested in writing to someone in the states perhaps.

    Best

  60. Angie

    I am trying to find a pen pal for my 92 year young grandma. Her birthday was today and all she looks forward to is her mail. I think it is her lifeline so multiple pen pals or class would be great. She’s in Iowa.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Angie, what a wonderful idea! I am sure your grandmother will be happy to have additional letters in the mail! I have emailed you with information. Have a great day!

  61. Joanne Siciliano

    Hello
    I was interested in trying to connect the fifth graders at our school with seniors to do a pen pal project. Can you help with a good connection.

  62. Kayla

    I would love to have a senior pen pal! Someone living outside of California would be nice. I’m a 27 year old female and open to either male or female. So glad I found this article!

  63. Tammy Lynn MacRae

    Hi there,

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior! I was pen pals with both my great aunts until they passed away in recent years. I miss the letters and being able to make someone smile. Please send me more info! Thank you 🙂

  64. Ashley May

    I’m a recent college grad living in the DC area and would love more information on how to connect with a senior pen pal. Thanks for this post!

  65. Meg

    Hello!
    I would really love to do this! I have tried contacting some places with no success so if you could send me some info that would be extremely helpful! Thank you!

  66. Kay Helms

    Im a caretaker of my son who is TBI from an auto accident. I would love to be a panpal of a senior

  67. André Temóteo

    Hi, Kristin.

    I am an English teacher in a small town in Brazil, and I think it would be very great for my students to become key pals. Can you provide me more information on how to work on a project for them? You have my email.

    Any further information you want, I’d be glad to provide you.

    Sincerely,

  68. Jessica Kim

    Hi! My company is looking to serve the community.

    I would really appreciate it if you could send me some more information on how my teammates and I can be pen pals to those in need. State preference would be California.

    Thank you!

  69. Shanyce Lora

    I’d love to become a penpal for a senior, possibly in NY

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hello Shanyce! I have sent you an email with information, have a great week!

  70. Alex Austin

    I’d be interested in being a penpal for someone in the Portland / Salem, Oregon area or in Illinois!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Alex, I recently sent you an email regarding your inquiry on becoming a pen pal to a senior!

  71. zhi chen

    hi I am 32 years old Chinese, just moved to USA nine months ago. most time stay at home taking care of my two years old daughter.I want to get a pen pal ,maybe more than one.I want some friends, someone I can talk to.Thanks

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hello Zhi, I have sent you an email with information. Have a great day!

  72. Diana Guiliani

    How about connecting seniors with ” grandkids” or something like that

    • Kristin Angulo

      That is a great idea Diana! Intergenerational programs are so important to both the elderly and child alike. I encourage mom and dad’s to get their children involved with programs which involve seniors. Many girl/boy scout troops visit nursing homes for visits/hand made gifts, the seniors love it!

  73. Justin Hayes

    I am interested in being a pen pal to a senior in Ohio if possible.

    Sincerely,
    Justin

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Justin, I have sent you an email with information! Have a good week!

  74. Jennifer Giuffre

    Hi! My children recently lost their grandmother. I think this would be great for them! AND for me too!!! I would be interested in being a pen pal to a couple of wonderful older and wiser people! I’m in Washington state.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I would love to help you and your children find a senior pen pal. I have sent information to the email you provided.

  75. Jules

    Hi! I would love information on finding a senior pen pal in North Carolina!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jules! I have sent information to the email you provided. Happy Holidays!

  76. Tammy Jackson

    I would love to get. Senior pen pal

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Tammy, I would be happy to help you get started! I have sent an email with information to the email address you provided. Happy holidays!

  77. Stephanie Horne

    Hi,
    Could you send me an email so I can do this please!!! Can I write to more then one pal?!

    Thanks!

  78. Kimberly swecker

    I would love to become a pen pal to a senior. Who ever needs one let me know 🙂

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Kimberly, I would love to help you get started. Look for an email from me in your inbox! Happy Holidays 🙂

  79. Sally Paulsen

    I’m a high school student who would love to be a PenPal to a senior citizen. Would you help set me up? Anyone, I don’t have a preference.

  80. Hannah

    I have an elderly british grandmother who would love to write to others!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Hannah, would you be interested in writing to seniors in the U.S.?

    • Hannah B.

      I am also Hannah and would love to write to your British grandmother if she is interested! I am a nurse, live in Washington State, and have been considering finding a pen pal. Kristen?

  81. Meg

    What a wonderful post! I really love this and would be overjoyed to be a Pen Pal! If you could send any information how to get started or, who to send to I’d love to take part! Snail mail is the best kind 🙂

  82. Angel Chung

    Hello i am a 22 years old girl from Hong Kong, I would love to become a pen pal to a senior ^^ Would you help set me up? thank you ^^

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Angel, I have sent an email to the address you provided with instructions. Have a great day!

  83. Ava

    Hello. I think this is wonderful, who doesn’t like receiving something nice in the mail? Can you help me find a penpal, female, any state will be fine. Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Good morning Ava, I would be happy to get you connected with a senior pen pal! Check your email for information on how to begin. have a great day 🙂

  84. Amanda

    Can we appy for this from the UK,would be interesting to chat to someone over the pond!! Could you email if possible please, any state is fine.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Amanda, I have sent information to the email you provided. I’m sure a senior here in the U.S. would love to receive a letter from over the pond!

  85. Jaiy Dickson

    Hello,

    My sister and I would be very interested in becoming pen pals- with seniors in any area. Do you have any information I can follow up on?
    thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jaiy, I would be happy to help you and your sister become a pen pal to a senior! I sent you information to the email you provided. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy holidays!

  86. Agnes

    Hello,

    I am located in United Kingdom and would love to write to a senior 🙂

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Agnes! I would love to help connect you with a senior pen pal here in the U.S.! I have sent information to the email you provided, let me know if you have any questions. Happy holidays! 🙂

  87. Denette

    I would love to become a pen pal with a senior; any location
    thank you

  88. Shannon Kelly

    Hi Kristen, can you send me the info for how to find a senior to write? Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Shannon! I sent you an email with information to help get you started. Please let me know if you have any questions 🙂

  89. Shannon Kelly

    And whoops, sorry for misspelling your name!

  90. Hollie Lemin

    Hello I would love to be a pen pal for a lonely elderly person! I’m living in the U.K. And I’m 24 years old. I would love to be paired with some one from other English speaking/writing country!!

    Thank you.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Hollie, I sent information to the email you provided. Please let me know if you have any questions!

  91. Treasa L Hobson

    Hi,
    I am an activity director for a facility in Boise, Idaho. I am looking for several pen pals for my residents to correspond with. Any Ideas would be a blessing. Thank you.

    Treasa L. Hobson
    Activity Director
    Ashley Manor Senior Living
    208-376-1300

    • Kristin Angulo

      Thank you for talking with me today Treasa! Please let me know how it goes!

  92. Erika

    Hi,
    I’ve been looking to adopt a granny as I’ve never had one but haven’t been successful so I thought I’d give this a go. I live in England but would be happy to write to anyone anywhere 🙂 Thank you for your help in advance!
    Erika

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Erika, check your email for information on how you can become a pen pal to a senior in the U.S. 🙂

  93. Wanda Hodgson

    I would love to be pen pals with a senior. I live in Canada, but anywhere in the world is great.

    I am a Personal Support Worker and I’m assigned to 7 seniors in a retirement home. They are amazing and several have no family left. The contact they have with their support workers is pretty much the only attention they receive.

    If you could send me some info that would be awesome.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Wanda, I have sent you an email with information on pen pals in Boise, Idaho! Please let me know if you have any questions.

  94. Sonal Odedra

    Hello. I would love to write to a senior. Please let me know how.
    Thank you,
    Sonal

    • Kristin Angulo

      Sonal, I sent you an email with information regarding becoming a pen pal. Have a great day!

  95. Matt Lenfert

    Hello! I’m interested in becoming a pen pal to a senior in any area. Could you please send me information? Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Matt, I sent you an email with information! Have a great day 🙂

  96. Manon

    Hello, I’ve been wanting to penpal a lonely senior for a long time! I live in Ontario Canada, can you connect me with someone?

  97. Sarah Yun

    Hello,
    Do you think you connect me with a senior to pen pal? I would love some more information. 🙂

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sarah, I have sent you an email with information. Have a wonderful day!

  98. Cori

    Hi! Would you be able to connect me with a senior pen pal (woman) in Arizona? I’m 25 and live in California but would love to write someone out of state.

  99. Angela

    Hi, i would love a senior pen pal, im 26 and live in Australia Queensland. Could you please help me on how to arrange one or point me in the right direction.
    Thank you

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Angela, I sent you an email with further information. Have a wonderful weekend!

  100. Maureen K.

    Hello! I would love to become a pen pal for a senior. I live in Indianapolis, IN but I can write to someone anywhere! Would love more info on how I can be connected.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Maureen, I sent you an email with information! Have a great weekend!

  101. Esmeralda P

    I would like to become a pen pal for a senior! Can I get more information please?

    • Kristin Angulo

      Good morning Esmerelda, I have sent you an email with further information. Have a great day!

  102. Carlotta J

    Hi there! We are a small group of 4 but I would love to find pen pals for my residents.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Carlotta, I sent you an email with information to help you get started!

  103. K

    Hello there! I am interested in becoming a pen pal with a senior in a nursing home. Could I also get more information please?

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi K, I sent you an email with information regarding becoming a pen pal. Good Luck!

  104. Alison

    Hi there. I would love to become a penpal for some elderly citizens. However im from ireland i dont know if the geography matters! Let me know and thanks a mill.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Alison, I would be happy to help get you started. I sent you an email with information. Have a wonderful day!

  105. Kristen Abramowicz

    I’m an active letter-writer who would like to write to a senior. I’m from Georgia (USA) but I don’t have a preference as to geography. Thank you!

  106. Ann Cartwright

    Hi, I’d like to get more information in being a pen pal to a senior, please!

  107. Gillian Steeden

    Hello, I would love to write to a Senior person. I am 59 years old, have 2 sons and 4 Grandsons. Thank you!

  108. Gillian Steeden

    I would love to write to a Senior person. I am 59 years old. Please could you send details. Many thanks.

  109. Roselle T Castillo

    I would like to know the requirements and procedure about becoming a penpal

  110. Angie

    Hi Kristin,
    I would love to write to a senior. And help bring a smile to them. Doesn’t matter from where or gender.

  111. Abi Walters

    HI! I would love to start writing to a senior citizen. I am 18 and I have no preference to geography!!

  112. Rosina

    Hello, I would love to become a pen pal to a senior. What a great idea! I’m located in Canada so hopefully that is okay 🙂

  113. Melessa Williams

    I would also love to be a pen pal with a senior citizen! . I am 24, and I have no preference to geography.

  114. Simone

    Hi Kristin! I am 34 years old and live in South Carolina. I miss my grandparents very much and would love to write to a senior. Could you send me some info please?

  115. Sarah Mary Moug

    Hello there,
    I am interested in becoming a pen pal 🙂 Can you please let me know how I can make this possible?
    Thanks,
    Sarah.

  116. Mercedes

    I would like information as well for having a senior pen pal!

  117. Leandra Persaud

    I would love to do this! How do I become a pen pal for a senior anywhere in the world (obviously one that can read and write in English). I live in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) – can I please get information on getting a pen pal or sending letters to seniors? Thank You

  118. Jillian

    Hi there, I would love to become a penpal to a senior. I will write to someone anywhere.

  119. Graham Head

    Hi, I really love the idea of writing to a senior. Is this possible as I am from the UK.
    Male, 57 yrs, married, 5 grandchildren. I work as a deputy care manager for a deafblind organisation.
    Would be great to hear back from you.

  120. Madeleine

    This is amazing, I would love to be paired up. Thanks for the help

  121. Amanda

    Hi! I am 21 years old and would love to be a pen pal to a senior in need of one! I would love to talk to a local one (I am from lakewood, ohio. Just outside of Cleveland)

  122. Kelly white

    Very interested. Live in CA but no location preference. Thanks!

  123. Esin Murat

    Yes! I’ve been searching for a website like this for a while now. For some background info, I’m a seventeen year old female currently living in Turkey, though I’m originally from the United States. I’m open to writing to any senior citizen in need a friend 🙂

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Esin, Thank you for reading and responding to my blog! I currently do not have access to connect you with a specific senior, however, I encourage you to contact senior care homes to see if they may have an elderly resident who would benefit from having pen pal interaction. Sending cards and uplifting notes to facilities (without expecting responses) is also a great way to lift spirits. 🙂

    • Kaslaken Ikepae

      I’m from Papua New Guinea (PNG) and 31 years of age.
      I would like to write or email to a senior in need a friend.

      • Kristin Angulo

        Kaslaken, Thank you for reading and responding to my blog! I currently do not have access to connect you with a specific senior, however, I encourage you to contact senior care homes to see if they may have an elderly resident who would benefit from having pen pal interaction. Sending cards and uplifting notes to facilities (without expecting responses) is also a great way to lift spirits.

        • Melissa

          Kristin,
          Looking injury this very idea for my 10 year old daughter. I think it’s a wonderful idea. How/where do we start?
          Thank you,
          Melissa
          [email protected]

          • Kristin Angulo

            Hi Melissa, I suggest contacting an assisted living facility in your desired location. Ask to speak to the person in charge of volunteers/activities and let him or her know you are interested in your daughter becoming a pen pal to a senior. Good luck to the both of you, have a great week!

  124. Sally Shupe

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior. I am in southwest Virginia. Thanks!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sally, I would suggest contacting an assisted living community near you. You could try this facility I found in your general area:
      Magnolia Ridge Assisted Living
      Roanoke, VA ·
      (540) 342-7723
      Ask to speak to the person in charge of volunteering/activities. Best of luck to you!

  125. Hannah

    My request is the opposite. I have an widowed elderly neighbor with no family. She loves mail and gets excited when the gas company writes to her. She’s very depressed and would greatly benefit from a pen pal. Even receiving children’s drawings would make her day. We live in RI. Please help me find someone to write to her. Thank you!

    • Marissa

      Hi Hannah, I am 28 and live in California and would love to write your neighbor! I actually started looking into senior pen pals TODAY, I think that’s a great sign we are both searching at the same time! =)

  126. Michelle

    Hello I am in the uk but would love to write to a senior anywhere!

  127. Varanisese Bai Vueti

    Hi my name is varanisese Bai Vueti
    Iam from Fiji and I would love to be penfriend with a Senior
    I’m a Christian and I love cheering people and being there for them

  128. bella

    Kristin, this article is going to earn you a shower of blessings. I am from Bombay, India, and here too, old age homes and retirement townships are mushrooming — and yes, post offices barely receive personal mail anymore. Email and cellphones have taken over. Only I’m not sure our seniors’ homes are ready for pen pal relationships. It’s an idea that should be replicated everywhere.

  129. Laura Miller

    Hello!

    I am interested in finding a pen pal
    in TN!

    Thanks

    -Laura

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Laura, I sent pen pal information to the email you provided! Have a great day!

  130. Kristen

    I am looking for an elderly pen pal!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Kristen! Thank you for your inquiry, I have sent further information to your email. Have a great day!

  131. janette Chaplin

    I would love to be a penpal to a senior I don’t care in what state. I just love writing and getting to know people.

  132. Madeleine Tang

    I read about your commitment and I was deeply touched. I would love to contribute in becoming a pen pal – asking for further information per email 🙂
    Many blessings to you! BR, Madeleine

  133. Heather McCreight

    Would like information on becoming a pen pal for a senior.

  134. Sabrina

    Could you please let us know how we can have our child become a pen pal with a senior?
    Thanks!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sabrina, I sent contact information to the email you provided. Best of luck!

  135. Sandy Snarr

    I would like more information on becoming a pen pal, please. I live in the NorthWest but anywhere stateside would be fine with me. Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sandy, I sent information to the email you provided. Have a great weekend!

  136. reginald Eugene sims

    hello:

    I am interested in being a pen pal. I am 64. A law school graduate. I live in New Jersey. connect me where you see a need.

  137. Shuts Parsons

    How can I get started ? I love this idea.

  138. Sarah Metzger

    Hello! Do you have any suggestions for finding a penpal for my 75 year old grandmother? She’s home bound and does not have a computer so her social circle is very limited. I feel certain she’d love a bit more interaction than what she has currently. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sarah, I do have some suggestions! I sent you an email, I look forward to hearing from you!

  139. Isra

    This is a wonderful idea.
    I would love some information on how to take part.
    We are living all the way in Dubai, I hope that its not a problem

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Isra, Unfortunately I do not have a way to connect pen pals from other countries at this time. Are there any elderly facilities in your community? I would suggest beginning there. Good luck to you 🙂

  140. SUSANNA SCOTT

    My 84 year old mother would greatly benefit from having pen pals. Would love to get her a few.

  141. Kayla anochin

    Hello, I would love to become a penpal to a senior , I was just wondering how to go about becoming one ?
    Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Kayla, Thank you for reading and responding to my blog at Caregivers.com! I sent you an email with information. Have a great day!

  142. Mikayla Bridge

    Hello,
    How do I go about finding a senior penpal in Texas?

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Mikayla!I do not have any connections in Texas,however, I suggest contacting an assisted living facility in your preferred area. Speak to the activity director regarding volunteer opportunities and your interest in becoming a pen pal.

  143. Ally C.

    Hi Kristin,
    Thank you for your post. Very inspiring. I had been volunteering in an elderly home a few years back before I had my first child. Now I am thinking about how I can still care for these seniors while I am staying at home. Please send me information about how to connect to a senior penpal. I live in California.
    Appreciate it.

  144. Haley B

    I’d love to be connected with someone, as well. I’m located in southern Illinois.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Haley! I do not have any connections at the moment, however, I suggest contacting an assisted living in your community of choice regarding pen pal volunteering. Sometimes it’s best to go to a local facility so you can meet the activity director in person, fill out volunteer paperwork, etc. Good luck and have a great week!

  145. Abi Jefferson

    I would love to write to someone!! I’m open to anyone in the United States. This is a great thing you have going!!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Abi, Thanks for reading and responding! Periodically people will write in letting me know they or their loved one would like to have a pen pal. When this happens I connect them with volunteers such as yourself! Currently everyone is matched up, however, I will keep your information for others who are looking in the future. Have a great week!

  146. FERNANDA MATOS

    I would love to have a senior penpal! I am 34 years old, from Brazil and I would love to make new friends and help them feel better by exchanging experiences. How can I get started?

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Fernanda! I suggest contacting a senior care facility in your area of choice. Ask to speak to the person in charge of activities and volunteering letting them know you would like to become a pen pal to a senior who would benefit from this type of interaction. Feel free to share this blog with him or her so they may have a better understanding of why you would like to volunteer.

  147. Stephanie C

    Looking for an elderly person in Columbus Ohio, who is interested in being a penpal. I’ve used the contact form to submit an inquiry about it, in addition to posting here. Take care! -S

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Stephanie, Everyone is matched up at the moment but I will keep your information for future inquiries. In the meantime, you could try contacting an assisted living facility to see if there are any residents interested in becoming a pen pal. Ask to speak to the person in charge of activities and volunteer opportunities. 🙂

  148. Brandee Holmes

    Am 43, married, with two adult kids, looking to change or open my life by becoming pen pals to 1-2 seniors. Location or person open to all options, looking to send messages to someone who needs a brightened day.
    Brandee

  149. Janny McKenna

    I would like very much to be a pen pal to a senior. I am a senior myself and know the loneliness involved. Fortunately for me I am still active but when I was in my deepest time of isolation and loneliness after the loss of my daughter and sister both to cancer I began understood what a deep well of darkness it can be. I started to think about when I was young and all the fun I had writing to pen pals and I tried to form a group of seniors who wanted to write. That was successful for awhile but then it seemed to fizzle out. Now what will I do with all this writing paper, pen and ink? Can you find me some pen pals that I can communicate with and hopefully bring some joy to their lives? I am in Canada and have no preference to where these lonely souls are…I just want to give some folks something to look forward to and it wouldn’t hurt me either…. Thanks … Janny

    • Lorraine

      Hi Janny,

      Would you be interested in being a pen pal with my senior Mom? My Mom is a wonderful writer she loves to meet new people and converse. However she has overall 85% hearing loss. Needless to say her conversation level suffers as do anyone wanting to communicate with her. I am the interpreter. LOL. You may email me if you are interested. [email protected]. My Mom’s name is Thelma we reside in Florida USA.

  150. Jennah Knight

    Hello! I would love a senior pen pal. I used to write letters back and forth with my grandmother for 27 years but just 6 months ago my grandmother had a sudden heart attack and passed away. I would really love to continue what i cherished so much with my grandmother. I will take any person needing some stories from a girl who travels the world for her career. I am a professional dancer on a cruise ship but on my down time I live in Florida. Thank you for connecting me with someone!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jennah, Thank you for reaching out, I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you would have some interesting stories to share! I would love to connect you with someone the next time I receive an inquiry. Because I never know when a senior (or their family) will write in wanting a pen pal companion, I cannot give you a time frame. If you would like a senior pen pal right now, I suggest you contact an assisted living facility near you or in your area of choice. Ask to speak to the person in charge of volunteering, you can share this blog to give them idea of why you want to become a pen pal as well as your own personal story. I wish you the best and I will keep your information for future reference!

  151. Elise

    Hi! I am 21 and about to be a senior in college. I am planning to pursue a career in geriatrics. I would love to be a penpal to an elderly woman. Thank you!!

  152. Mandy Robinson

    Hi, we are a residential home in England looking for a pen pal also in a care home in America, can you help us? we have no preferance to the area

    • Marie

      Hello! I am a recent college graduate in America and would love to be a penpal to a resident! Please email me more details!

  153. Vickie

    Hello , I would love to have a senior pen pal. I am 56, I am from Ukraine.
    I would be glad to be a nice friend for someone.
    Thanks a lot , Vickie

  154. Britt

    I am 29 years old and a stay at home mom of 2. I would LOVE to have a senior penpal. I’m from Indiana but it doesn’t matter to me what state they are from. I would just love to make someone’s day and maybe have them make mine too!

  155. Sierra Leavenworth

    Hi! I am a college student in North Carolina but am from New Jersey. My sorority does events for the Senior citizen homes near me and I have such a love for connecting with the senior citizen community. I would love to have the opportunity to become a pen pal! Please send me more info 🙂

  156. Carol Green

    What a great opportunity! I would like information on becoming a pen pal with a senior citizen.

  157. Jennifer Killinger

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior citizen. Please send me more information. thank you!

  158. Amie Yerke

    Hello,
    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior citizen in Minnesota. Please send me more information about this. Thank you!

  159. Connor Baneck

    Hi My Name is Connor I am 12 and love history and geaneology! I think older people are full of information and great stories. I would love if you could find me a pen pal

    Thanks

  160. Sylvia

    How do I go about finding a pen pal!? I love to write & talk to elderly people

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Sylvia, thank you for reading and responding! I suggest contacting an assisted living or nursing home community and inquire about volunteer opportunities. The activity director should be able to set you up with a pen pal or another activity that involves enriching the lives of their elderly residents.

  161. A. Claire Murphy

    Kristin, you will need an assistant with all this mail your receiving. Haha , very popular topic. I was browsing the internet this morning , looking for a pen pal site. Corresponding with a senior from Wallis and Futuna would be interesting. Never been nor will I ever get the chance to go. I’m a retired active senior myself , live in Canada , family living on the other side of the country. Never had a pen pal as a schoolgirl but I do write to friends that I have met while travelling. Would like suggestions on how to move forward with this. Thank you Claire

  162. Jennifer McCallum

    Hi I’m Jennifer,
    I’m a History teacher in the United Kingdom and would be very interested in becoming a penpal.
    Please could you email me some details to get me started?
    Kind regards,
    Jennifer

  163. Kathryn Taylor

    I would love to have a senior pen pal! I love to write and I would write them all the time! Please email me more information on having a senior pen pal!

    Thanks
    Katie

  164. Elle

    I would love to become a senior pen pal. Would you please send me more information on how I could do this. Thank you so much 🙂

  165. Shannon Thomson

    I’m interested in becoming a Senior Pen Pal. My Daughters always telling me how my simple email make people laugh and engage conversation. Please send me information on how to begin.
    Thank you,
    Shannon

  166. Laura B

    Hello! This is a brilliant idea! I would love to have a pen pal for myself, plus my 3 kids could help. We are in Wisconsin but any state would be great. If you could connect us with someone we would really appreciate it – thank you so much!

  167. Sandra Price

    I am lonely myself and would love to write to anyone that needs a friend. I am 58 and love to write and love to read. Please send me the way to get started. Thank You.

  168. McKenzie Lawson

    Hi Kristin, I love this idea and also want to be a pen pal. I am 22 and in Santa Cruz, CA. I would be more than happy to write anyone anywhere! Please let me know if you find someone for me to get in touch with 🙂
    Thank you

  169. Nicole Skinner

    Hi there! I would love to become a penpal and would appreciate any information you can provide.

    Thank you!

  170. Gail Giesbrecht

    I would love to be a pen pal! I’m in North Dakota but will write to any destination if there is a need.

  171. Sarah

    Hi there. I saw an article about becoming a pen pal for a senior and after doing some Googling, I found your blog.

    Would you please kindly send me some information? I am in Australia – I’m very happy to write to a senior anywhere in America, or anywhere in the world, really. I only speak/read/write English however.

    Much appreciated!

  172. Nandini

    Hi, I would love to become a pen-pal to a senior.. Please, could you send me details on how to get started? Thanks 🙂

  173. Christine

    Would appreciate info on how to adopt a senior to be a pen pal to
    Toledo Ohio area maybe

  174. hyla skopitz

    I love this idea. Please be in touch. I am an artist from Western, NY now living in Brooklyn for ten years. I am Jewish and would be especially interested in being connected with a Jewish person(s), though not requisite.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Hyla! This blog is not a pen pal program rather inspiration to become a pen pal. If you would like to become a pen pal or start a program of your own, I suggest contacting a senior care facility such as an assisted living or nursing home near you. Ask to speak to the activity director for information on volunteering. Thank you for your interest and for all of your wonderful responses, I wish you success on your pen pal journey!

  175. Leslie

    Hello — would love to be a pen pal for someone in Washington state — or anywhere in the US, really. Is there a website you can recommend? Thank you!

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Leslie, thank you for reading and responding! Have you tried Reach out America? There may be opportunities for you to become a pen pal to a senior in Washington State through their site. Another option is to reach out to local assisted living facilities. Ask to speak to the person in charge of volunteers. Good luck and feel free to send updates!

  176. Byekwaso Mathias

    good correspondence

  177. Laura kelter

    Hi i live in tappan ny and would love to be a friend to a senior…i work til 3 but will love to be a friend to a lonely senior

  178. Ruth

    I would like become a pen pal to a senior. I am a single mom of two. Please consider my family to help make a difference. Thanks

  179. Pamela

    Is this opportunity still available?

  180. Lynn Meyers

    I would love to be a pen pal for a lonely senior. I live in Texas but I have no preference on where they are located.

  181. Brenda Chapple

    I would like to become a Pen Pal to a senior citizen.I don’t care what state or town they are from. Im from Midland Arkansas. Thanks.

  182. Jodi Smith

    I would also like a pen pal, any in VT? that way maybe someday I could meet them if they want

  183. Kim Thomas

    Hello, interested in information about a senior pen pal in Texas, perhaps in the DFW area?

    Thanks,
    Kim

  184. Ginny Clark

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior. Sign me up! Any state!

    Thanks,

    Ginny Clark

  185. Sarah Clemons

    I would to become a pen pal for a senior

  186. Carla Wallace

    HI! I am interested in being a penpal with a senior! What a wonderful idea!

  187. Tammy Davis

    I am 51 and married. I live on Camano Island in Washington and have been a CNA for 32 years. My husband and I have been married for 23 years and have no children.
    I cared for my father until his passing in 2013, then my disabled brother until 2015. I then cared my mom thru 2016. Mother and brother are both is assisted living environments and I continue to assist with their care.
    I would love to have a pen pal.
    Thanks, Tammy

  188. Carol Courtney

    I am a retired 64-year-old woman in Calif who uses new tech but still likes to handwrite letters to many family and friends for a personal touch. I would love to be a penpal to someone older and no preference as to location.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Carol, Thank’s for reading and commenting! I sent you an email with information. Have a great day!

  189. Eileen Sutterfield

    Please send me information about becoming a penpal for a senior in California.

    Thank you,
    Eileen Sutterfield

  190. Jennie B. Jones

    Hello, I am a senior myself and love to get mail. I would like a pen pal from the northwest.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jennie! I sent you an email with information. I hope you have a great day and thank you for reading!

  191. Sara Dumont

    I am interested in becoming a pen pal to a senior . I love to make cards and put a smile on peoples faces.

  192. Nancy

    I live in Wisconsin and recently retired. I would very much be interested in becoming a pen pal with someone in a nursing or assisted living facility. It would be fun to have a pen pal from a different state. Please send me info . Thanks Nancy

  193. Hts

    Hi i got interested when i saw this penpal for seniors documentary on cbsn news channel today. Can you please find me a penpal in the Roseville, Ca area? Many thanks and keep up your passion in making a differnce on other people’s lives. God speed!

  194. Betsy steele

    I would love be to join this program. I could take 2 or 3 senior citizens to write.

  195. Julie

    Would you please send me the info? I am in Tennessee! Thanks, Julie

  196. Jeanie Salvador

    I am a middle-aged woman who suddenly became homebound due to ALS. Now feeling very useless. Would love to reach out to one or more elderly persons. Anywhere in the US/Canada is fine. If you could pass on the name and phone number of a facility needing pen pals, I will be glad to call them myself.

  197. Marilyn Fine

    Have never had grandparents so thought I’d reach out to one or two people to write to. My mother used to enjoy getting letters. Please let me know how to start to find.
    Thank. you.

  198. Lisa

    I would like to become a pen pal to a senior as well., my mom is 89 and I can relate to the need for someone to talk to because my mother tells me the same thing. “if only she had some one other then her kids to talk to” so I understand the need, as does my mother, this would be good for her as well. so if you could send some information to me for us both it would be appreciated.

  199. Christy M

    This is such a wonderful idea I would love to be a part of this ❤️
    Please let me know how I can help ❤️

  200. Jana

    Hello, I’d love to be a pen pal to a Senior.
    Looking forward to getting started, please send more info.

    Thank you,
    Jana

  201. danielle ueblacker

    I would love to become a pen pal i live in Connecticut.

  202. Samantha Bowman

    I would like to become a pen pal

  203. Byron Mclean

    This sounds like a great idea, I would love to help lighten up a seniors day, I have so much respect for our elders and would really like to help in anyway brighten their day up.

  204. Cindy

    I’m a 60 y/o female and would love to become a senior penpal. How do I sign up? Everyone in my family, my husband and most of my friends (even pets) have passed on. It becomes lonely at times. If I had someone to chat with, maybe it would be helpful to both a new friend and also myself. I’m not seeking anything other than to not feel so alone. Ty.

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hello Cindy! I sent you an email with information. I look forward to your response!

  205. Jerri Willis

    I am 74 and looking for a pen pal. I live in the central valley California. I love to write and always have. Have had many pen pals down through the years and love flowers, gardening and much more.
    Look forward to meeting others.
    Thank you,
    Jerri

    • Kristin Angulo

      Hi Jerri,

      Thank you for reading and responding! I sent you an email with further information. Have a wonderful day!

  206. Cheryl Macaluso

    Would like to be a pen pal with a lady senior, in Mobile County Alabama.
    Please tell me how I go about this.
    Would like to be a pen pal with lady who has no one and who is lonely. I think we could share experiences.
    Someone who is close to cottage hill rd. In nice area

  207. Margie Vichare

    I would like information on becoming a pen pal to seniors. I have recently retired and would like to reach out to home bound seniors or those in nursing homes who are lonely. Could you contact me with information on getting started.
    Thanks Marige

  208. Fran

    I would love to start a senior pen pal program at our local high school. I’m retired and would love to be involved in this grand venture to reach out to seniors.
    I have been a pen pal to incarcerated folks for years. Writing to seniors sounds very uplifting.
    I am in Patterson, ca.

  209. Sherry Van Ness

    Hi,
    It would be wonderful to have a pen pal to exchange letters with. I used to write long letter to my grandma and miss doing it so very much. I live in the Mid Atlantic ( Eastern PA, NJ, Delaware) area. But, location doesn’t matter at all. I’d just love to have someone to write too again. Thanks so much!

  210. Kathy A.

    I’d be interested in hav No a senior penpal in Maine. I know how loneliness can be hard for anyone and would like to be able to brighten someone’s day. Not sure what facilities have seniors would would like a letter here and there.

    Kathy

  211. Donna

    I would love to be a pen pal.

  212. Natalie Sylvester

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior in New Jersey, however I am not locked in to just Jersey.

  213. Natalie Sylvester

    I would love to be a pen pal to a senior in New Jersey, however I am not locked in to one from Jersey.

  214. Gloria Shomin

    I would not be unable to visit, therefore I would be interested in someone out of my state, otherwise I would be so upset that I couldn’t go visit.

  215. heather nguyen

    hi I would like to see if i could get more information for my daughter and I to become pen pals with seniors please.

  216. heather nguyen

    would like to see if i could get more inforamtion for my daughter and I to become penpals with seniors in orange county California please.

  217. Kerri

    I would love to be a PenPal to a senior. I do not have a preference as to where or who.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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