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Postcards of Kindness

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The kindness of strangers

Sending postcards to older people is a great way to make an older person's day and spark conversations, as we discovered on a recent visit to a care home.



Postcards of Kindness is an initiative that asks people to write and send postcards to residents of care homes. And while it’s a small gesture, the resulting deliveries bring a great deal of joy and spark lively conversations among the older people who receive them.

We visited a care home in Essex where residents read through their Postcards of Kindness, full of good wishes and tales of adventures.

Will you help brighten someone's day?

You could spark conversation with an older person on a regular basis by signing up to be a telephone friendship volunteer.

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Last updated: Sep 05 2023

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