During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community and fight loneliness among seniors. Older adults are among the most vulnerable to the disease and in effort to stay safe and healthy it is likely they are feeling more isolated than ever. Feelings of loneliness have shown to lead to poorer physical health, mental health and quality of life. Oakville Meals on Wheels is asking residents of our community to write kind and uplifting letters for our clients. With your help we can remind them that their community is supporting and thinking of them during these uncertain and scary times. A small gesture like a written letter offers is a nice distraction from what is happening in our world right now and brings back smiles to the faces of our clients by giving them connections to others in their community. Our clients aren’t the only ones who benefit from the program because showing compassion and performing random acts of kindness have been seen to help us feel loved as well. In this digital age, letters have become something to cherish that everybody enjoys receiving. We encourage both adults and kids to participate since it’s a great activity for the entire family and an easy way to give back to our community during this time. Letters will be delivered with our daily meals.
Tips for Writing Letter:
- Letters can either be handwritten or typed
- Letters must be legible and use print size 14 or larger
- Embrace your creativity – We welcome drawings, quotes, poems, jokes, riddles, stories, etc.
- We ask letters be kept kind and thoughtful
- Do not include any personal information, such as full names, addresses, phone numbers
- Write as many letters as you wish!
Letters can be emailed to [email protected] or be placed in a Ziploc bag and brought to our mailbox at #107-165 Cross Avenue, Oakville. Spreading kindness and love especially to our senior citizens is needed now more than ever. With your help we can make this challenging time a little easier for those who’ve been impacted the most.