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Community Senior Letters is a not-for-profit community project. CSL believes strongly in the power letters have to affect empathy and connection between two people from different generations, contexts, and walks of life. It has the power to uplift spirits, ease stress and relax the mind during these unsettling times.

While everyone is quarantined at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, the elderly residents at care homes are feeling very lonely. Our aim is to match primary schools to care homes in the local area to help to help lift spirits and provide some human connection during isolation.

It can also help students to unleash their creativity, and to put their thoughts and feelings into writing as they send letters to the care homes. This can teach them valuable life lessons, such as compassion for those in vulnerable situations, selflessness as they carry out good deeds for the benefit of others, and to be mindful in these uncertain circumstances.

The team behind Community Senior Letters is also behind Community Senior Music, which we hope to continue once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.