Letters Against Isolation

Register at http://lettersagainstisolation.com/. Link to user portal is in your welcome email & Sunday newsletters. Calgary AB T2C 4S6

We fight senior loneliness one letter at a time. Through handwritten messages of love, hope, and joy, our volunteer community brings seniors connection and improves their mental and physical health.

To empower people of all ages to empathize and connect with senior citizens in aged care homes and programs.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, teenage sisters Shreya and Saffron realized that without visitors or the ability to interact with the wider world, many senior citizens may be growing lonely. Senior loneliness is a well-documented issue and has effects not only on seniors’ mental health, but also on their physical health. From their kitchen, Shreya and Saffron wrote letters to residents of assisted living facilities and care homes. When a growing demand for letters outpaced them, they founded Letters Against Isolation (LAI). LAI has since expanded to serve tens of thousands of seniors in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. In 2022, Letters Against Isolation registered as a nonprofit organization.

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