Pen Pal

Penticton, B.C., pen pal project between students, seniors stems social isolation amid COVID-19

Seniors at Charles Manor Assisted Living present the letters and cards they’ve received from their pen-pals at KVR Middle School.

Students and seniors in Penticton, B.C., are creating connection and community while staying apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. KVR Middle School and Charles Manor Independent Living Facility teamed up to launch a pilot pen-pal program. The initiative matched up 50 Grade 6 students with seniors and the pairs have …

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Pen pal project supporting Bobcaygeon, Ont., long-term care rebounding from COVID-19 outbreak – Peterborough

Pen pal project supporting Bobcaygeon, Ont., long-term care rebounding from COVID-19 outbreak - Peterborough

A new pen pal initiative has been launched for the community to write letters to residents of a Bobcaygeon, Ont., long-term care home recovering from a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Last Friday, health officials declared the two-month-long outbreak over at Pinecrest Nursing Home, but not before the virus claimed the lives …

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