Project Send Love:
Linking Generations Through Letter Writing
The COVID-19 epidemic is a difficult time for our community. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation can negatively impact health. Many seniors in our community are restricted from having visitors. With kids, teens and parents spending more time at home, we can extend social support to our seniors by channeling energy into Project Send Love.
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Project Send Love has amazing staff that has helped push this initiative along. Watch the video below to learn more about who are the people who made this organization happen! Emily, Evelyn, Kimberly are a group of social scientists in Kansas City that started to think about the social impact COVID-19 has had on ourContinue reading “Meet the ones behind Project Send Love”
Writing letters or mailing cards seems old school for younger generations at home. Yet, way back during the older days, receiving mail was the one of the only ways people could stay connected with loved ones they couldn’t see in person. Here are 8 ideas that can help you write or send a card toContinue reading “8 Ideas You Can Write About Right Now”
Intergenerational letter writing during COVID-19 can…
Fight loneliness among isolated seniors
Among senior citizens, loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher likelihood of depression, functional decline and premature mortality. With most senior living facilities closed to visitors, it is more essential than ever to find new ways to keep connected.
Benefit youth home from school
Project Send Love can help youth with writing, creativity and character development even when learning from home. Among children and teenagers, intergenerational communication has been shown to promote prosocial behavior, empathy toward seniors, self-esteem and community connectedness.
Strengthen community connection in uncertain times
Social distancing is difficult for everyone. But while the world is staying connected through technology, senior citizens with limited skills and comfort with technology may be left out. Letter writing can help bridge the gap.
Thoughts about Project Send Love
“You don’t know the person and they don’t know you, but this small thing can make a difference in somebody’s life.“-Parent testimonial
Do you represent a senior center?
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