Letters For Seniors

Letters for Seniors is an easy way for young children to send messages to our senior citizens during this pandemic or any time to let them know they are not forgotten. Isolation is difficult for everyone, but especially for those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities or someone in your neighborhood. These cute notes from children can mean a lot to someone who is feeling left behind. It is a good way to show children the joy of giving of themselves at an early age. We’ve provided both a color and black and white version.

Trivia:

Approximately 1.5 million seniors live in nursing homes and 1 million in assisted living. Source: NCB I- Size and Demographics of Aging Populations

Supplies
  • White Paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils (optional)
Instructions

Print out enough notes so that each child can write several. You may need to help younger children with the spelling. Encourage them to discuss what they want to write and set them to work.

Check with your local nursing home or assisted living facility to determine a safe way to deliver the messages.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print

 

Feeding the Hungry Patch Program® for Girl Scouts

If this is something your kids wish to explore further, Youth Squad has a free service learning program to guide children of all ages to do volunteer work including making crafts for seniors.
Collecting rewards for good deeds is fun too. Scout leaders or parents can give their participants an embroidered fun patch as a keepsake for their participation. MakingFriends.com has this Feeding the Hungry Patch at a very low price.

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