Elders Receive Anonymous Letters of Kindness


Great acts of kindness still exist in the world, and most recently touched the lives of St. John’s elders. We received over 100 beautifully written letters through the nonprofit Love for the Elderly from strangers all over the globe wanting to make an elder’s day.

These letters came from both adults and kids, sharing anything from words of encouragement, jokes, or a little bit about their lives. Those who wrote letters did so in hopes of simply letting an elder know that someone around the world was thinking of them. Many included drawings, colored illustrations, and construction paper cutouts.


William Roberts with his card

Elders were thrilled to receive these kind thoughts and beautiful cards. William Roberts, a client at St. John’s Adult Day Program thoroughly enjoyed having his card read to him. William is blind and has been using the card for a bookmark in his braille book. “He appreciated the card even if he can’t see it, he certainly can feel the love being sent from someone who doesn’t even know him,” says Jennifer Abdalla, Activity Coordinator at St. John’s Adult Day Program.

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Harmony Skivington held an afternoon social where she served refreshments and elders read their cards. “They really enjoyed them and all left the program with smiles on their faces.”

We sincerely thank all the strangers who wrote letters, and Love for the Elderly for sending them on to us and brightening many days.


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