LETTERS AGAINST ISOLATION
Send Isolated & Lonely Seniors Letters to Brighten Their Days!
Sign up to become a Letters Against Isolation volunteer and send seniors around the world handwritten letters filled with joy! Once you submit the form, you'll receive an email from us with further instructions!
Hi! We are Shreya and Saffron. During the current Covid-19 crisis, we’ve been doing our best to support our isolated and lonely grandparents by calling them every day.
We realized that without visitors or the ability to interact with the wider world, many senior citizens may be growing lonely. Senior loneliness is a well-documented issue and has effects not only on seniors’ mental health but on their physical health. We believed that we could do something to help this situation. We decided to spread some joy and write handwritten letters to residents of assisted living facilities and care homes. When growing demand for letters outpaced us, we started Letters Against Isolation. Letters Against Isolation has since expanded to serve thousands of seniors in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Israel.
Mission Statement: We fight senior loneliness one letter at a time. Through handwritten messages of love, hope, and joy, our volunteer community brings seniors connection and improves their mental and physical health.
HOW LETTERS AGAINST ISOLATION WORKS
If you decide to get involved, every other week, we will send you a portal where you can sign up to send letters to any of the care homes in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Israel that we serve. You’ve got the fun job of writing as many letters as you would like to! You can write about whatever you would like, but remember that these letters will be brightening days; try to make them cheerful, and be creative! Do not include your phone number or anything else that would identify yourself and do not send gifts. We ask that all letters are sent in physical form (not via email) to the seniors, since there is something very special about receiving something in the mail! If you are in need of ideas, please feel free to check out our blog.
When you finish writing your letters, carefully copy the corresponding address onto your envelope(s), and mail your letters! Then sign up on the LAI portal to update that the letters have been sent.