Pen Pals: Keeping Our Senior Communities Connected

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12:00 AM | Posted By: Mira Roberts
Pen Pals: Keeping Our Senior Communities Connected

Health experts and government officials agree that social distancing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of covid 19. At each of our properties across the region, we’ve proudly watched our teams and residents adapt and even thrive under challenging circumstances to support the health and wellbeing of our residents and communities.

Our senior communities have been the most affected by current social distancing and stay-at-home orders, and our staff has continually sought out ways to support them while they isolate to protect the health of both themselves and those around them.

While staying physically healthy is a priority for our senior residents during this pandemic, we know how social isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness. Our communities have always thrived on the sense of true community we share, and without regular social connection, hugs from neighbors and coffee talk in the community room, life can begin to feel somber at best.

To counteract any feelings of isolation or loneliness that our senior residents might be feeling during Covid 19, we’ve launched a Pen Pals program, and asked for letters, artwork and drawings from young residents, children’s programs and other kind individuals willing to pitch in and reach out.

The results have been heartwarming and deeply touching.

More than 150 people have volunteered to send in letters, pictures, drawings and artwork, and their letters have already begun to pour in. Youth residents, a children’s art class and individuals from all over are taking time to brighten the days of our senior residents. As the notes continue to come in, our Property Manager at SIlver Hill at Great Neck, Lauren Foster, will facilitate safe distribution to each of our beloved residents at both Silver Hill and The Muse at Town Center.

Our company was founded on a sense of responsibility and service toward others, and through this pandemic, we’re proud to see our teams working together to continue to serve the needs of every one of our residents. After all, we know that home truly is where the H.E.A.R.T. is.


About the Author

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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