Send A Letter to a Senior

National Grandparents Day is this week! Show some love and appreciation for a grandparent in your life by writing them a letter.
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Receiving a surprise letter from someone you care about is so gratifying. Make a special someone feel just as good this Grandparent’s day.

Take some time to write a letter to a grandparent in your life or a senior friend that’s been on your mind. Involve the family and get creative, adding drawings and poems will guarantee a smile on anyone’s face!

Writing a letter is a simple act of kindness that anyone can do. If you are looking to spread additional joy through letter writing, you can also become a pen pal with Ready to Care today!

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Darlene
1 Kind Act Completed

I need to change from email to snail mail please. I wrote a letter to be sent to a senior and decided I would prefer the U.S. mail. Please advise how to accomplish this.

Thank you.

Connie
1 Kind Act Completed

I have an encouragement card ministry and through this pandemic my granddaughter and I send out many cards of encouragement to various nursing homes and their residents. Some residents have even sent cards back to us…such a blessing on both ends

Juliet
4 Kind Acts Completed

There is a lady I met years ago at a party. She has been around quite a bit longer than me. But after meeting her and her husband I feel in love with them both. I could see the resemblance between then and me and my soul mate. She is the best friend I could ever have from her generation 🤩😍. Her husband died 2 years ago, and then her son died last year. She has been thru so much in such a short time. I stop to talk with her as regularly as I can with what’s going on in the world but she loves mini candy bars and peanut butter cups. I write her letters in funny cards and bring her candy it makes her smile and I love it when she really smiles. She is truly my spirit senior 😍😘🥰. When I do this unannounced drop offs I think it really helps bring her back to the here and now that every thing is going to be ok. We love her and need her and she’s important to me especially.

Eunice
1 Kind Act Completed

This is my first experience and feels great.
Thank you.

Annett
6 Kind Acts Completed

🙂👍

Jeanne
5 Kind Acts Completed

I don’t have grandparents. I would love to write a letter.

Cindy
6 Kind Acts Completed

I do this all the time! Ok I send cards, with notes in them, not so much letters. But I sent 7-8 in August alone! And you are right. They love mail. With all of this digital new world, paper and pen, with hand written words, something they can hold, something so simple, those things seem to mean a lot to them.

Anna
0 Kind Acts Completed

I love sending homemade cards.

Sue
31 Kind Acts Completed

I have a birthday card ministry in church, anonymously, as I sign it from the church. The older members really love being thought of on their birthday.
But, I also have a special friend, the mother of my best friend since 4th grade. My husband and I make sure to send her cards for all the holidays, postcards to let her know we’re thinking of her, and occasional letters. It’s easier for her to handle short notes more often, than longer letters once in a while, as her memory doesn’t always hold onto a lot of information at a time. She enjoys a card with a short note. Her daughter says she pins them on a bulletin note to make sure she show her when she visits.

Debra
8 Kind Acts Completed

I DON’T HAVE LIVING GRANDPARENTS. BUT I HAVE ADOPTED A GRANDMA THAT I LOVE 💘 AND ADORE SO VERY MUCH I LOOK AFTER HER MAKING SURE SHE EATS WELL HAVE THINGS SHE NEEDS AND GETS HER EXERCISE ALSO THAT SHE’S HAPPY 😊 AND KNOWS GOD SPENDING TIME WITH THE LORD.

Debra
8 Kind Acts Completed

TO MY WONDERFUL GRANDMA DOROTHY DAVIS A VERY WARM HEARTED PERSON THAT WANTS TO TRY AND PLEASE EVERYONE ELSE AND WHEN IT’S HER TURN SHE. ONLY HAS ME BUT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH GRANDMA THAT’S WHY I’M THE ONE THAT’S ALWAYS THERE. MAY MY GOD KEEP BLESSING YOU ALWAYS AS I KEEP LOVING YOU ALWAYS. BECAUSE YOU MEAN THIS MUCH TO ME GRANMA I 💘 U

Wilford
0 Kind Acts Completed

To jesus be all Glory I show them the Jesus in me love

Debra
8 Kind Acts Completed

TO ALL THE GRANDPARENTS OUT THERE IN THE UNIVERSE THAT CAN READ OR SEE THIS POST I WANT TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE 😃 JOY IN YOUR HEART ❤ AND PEACE ✌ IN YOUR SPIRIT THAT YOU MAY HAVE A LIFE FULFILLED WITH THE WILL OF GOD THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE OF YOU FOREVER AND EVER.IN JESUS MIGHTY,POWERFUL,HOLY,RIGHTEOUS NAME.I PRAY 🙏 AMEN.

Debra
8 Kind Acts Completed

GRANDPAS AND GRANDMAS THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR YOU ALL WITH THIS POST I WANT TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE 😃 JOY IN YOUR HEART ❤ AND PEACE ✌ IN YOUR SPIRIT THAT YOU MAY HAVE A LIFE FULFILLED WITH THE WILL OF GOD THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE OF YOU FOREVER AND EVER.IN JESUS MIGHTY,POWERFUL,HOLY,RIGHTEOUS NAME.I PRAY 🙏 AMEN.

Debra
8 Kind Acts Completed

THIS MESSAGE IS TO SEND A HEART ❤ FELT POST 📫 OUT FOR THE GRANDPARENTS ON THIS SPECIAL DAY GRANDPARENTS DAY A DAY ESPECIALLY FOR THEM TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY ARE SPECIAL PEOPLE TOO AND THAT THEY TOO GET A WONDERFUL DAY TO BE THOUGHT ABOUT BE, FEEL IMPORTANT,PAMPERED AND SPECIAL BECAUSE THAT THEY ARE. THEY HAVE GOTTEN US THIS FAR.

Wanda
8 Kind Acts Completed

Happy Grandparents Day. I made contact with Cedars nursing home in my town. Praying for them. The joy of the Lord will fill their hearts. And the peace of the Lord be with them.

Marcia
15 Kind Acts Completed

I love to send happy mail and cards and letters to seniors especially during this time because I know it’s a difficult time for everyone but especially seniors and I know how much a card or letter in the mail can make a difference.
My mom is 82 and when she broke her hip a few years ago I had asked my friends and family members to send her cards and letters to cheer her up and it made such a difference with her recovery and brightened her day more than I can express in words.
So, at least once a month I try to send cards and letters to brighten up someone’s day.

Jeanne
8 Kind Acts Completed

I sent her a surprise package along with get letter!

Lan Archer
1 Kind Act Completed

🙏💕❤️😍🤲🌺☕️🍰MAY I SENDING MY LOVE ,MY PRAYERS AND A COFFEE. PLEASE , SIT DOWN AND HAVE A BLESSING TIME WITH ME . YOU WILL BE NEVER SADNESS OR LONELINESS IF YOU HAVE “ A LORDSHIP” COMPANY YOU EVERY DAY . 😍❤️💕🌺🌺🌺GOD BLESS YOU 💕💕🌺❤️😍

Carla Woodley
1 Kind Act Completed

It’s such a great honour to be bless with special people such as Grandma and Grandpa. They are very unique and function in the role of helping thier Sons and daughters to rear children. Thank you Grandmother and Grandfather for you love, patience, and kindness you have extended to make us happy 😊. Love you both

Joy
0 Kind Acts Completed

I held the door open for an elderly gentleman who had a cart and a bad leg. I smiled and said, hi! He looked so thankful and wished me too. I do it real regularly where I work and it always warms my heart.

Nancy Cooksey
54 Kind Acts Completed

I gave such memorable memories with my grandparents and still think of the things that were special between us even if it has been many, many years ago! I text between my grandkids regularly and see them once in a great while, not enough of course!! I know also that my kids have fond memories of their grandparents also and that makes my ❤️very happy❣️

Doreen
1 Kind Act Completed

I sent a message to a senior lady in the neighborhood She wants to start a book club and I agreed to join.
I called and texted my Aunt, I haven’t called her since April and arranged a time to get together

Shirley
5 Kind Acts Completed

I am looking for a job that I do not have a whole lot of mobile ability because of the situation that I’m in what can you help me do I can work at my leisure

Deanne
2 Kind Acts Completed

I love this idea!! It makes them so happy to get a letter in the mail like the old days! I’m so glad I could do this & will continue!

Deanne
2 Kind Acts Completed

I don’t have my grandparents anymore so I sent letters to my Mom, Aunt & Uncle & they were so happy!

Leslee
3 Kind Acts Completed

☕️☕️❤️

Gayle
7 Kind Acts Completed

I have a retired teacher friend who has dementia. I send a cute card to her weekly hoping to put a smile on her face.

Michele
9 Kind Acts Completed

I just started this senior pen pal mission and wrote a letter today 🙂

Adele
4 Kind Acts Completed

My senior’s birthday is the day before mine, so instead of getting another chatchky or trinket which she said she did not want. I wrote her a letter. And I think she loved the letter more tfan anything I could have purchased.

Gina
2 Kind Acts Completed

Sent my first letter to a senior to participate in their own pal program.