We launched our Village Concepts Pen Pal Program at the start of Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orders as a way to help our residents stay connected while in quarantine. We first sent out a call to action via Facebook to all of our local communities with one simple request: write us! With families facing unexpected closures of schools, we especially encouraged kids at home to send letters to our seniors. The response was epic!

The program gained local and even national media coverage. Our original Facebook post was referenced in The New York Times and Better Homes & Gardens covered the story in their online publication.

If you are interested in sending a pen pal letter, click here to search for one of our Village Concepts locations and address your letter c/o Pen Pal Program. Upon receipt, our staff will distribute the letter to one of our participating residents.