While seniors are very limited to what they can do/who they can see and children/parents are at home, this is the perfect time to start a pen pal!
What are the benefits of pen pals?
Develop reading and writing skills (not texting)
Compassion and understanding
Children's curiosity and promotes patience and delayed gratification
Build inter-generational relationships and increasing SMILES!
All ages are welcome to participate. You do not have to be a Cottage Grove resident to participate. Please share with your families, friends and neighbors. Let's make a difference in each other's lives by drawing a picture, writing an inspiring letter, or just sending positive vibes.
Step 1: Please fill out and submit a sign up form HERE. (one submission per person)
Step 2: Check your email for your pen pal information (once CG Parks & Rec staff match pen pals).
Step 3: Young pen pals reach out first (more info will be in your email).
Please note if you sign up for a pen pal, you need to supply all materials. This includes paper, envelopes and stamps. Your effort to create smiles on kids' and older adults' faces is much appreciated!