A North Carolina-based nursing home facility is helping its residents connect with people from around the world, all thanks to a viral Facebook post that looked to match its seniors with pen pals who share common interests.
On June 25,Victorian Senior Care, which has several locations in North Carolina, posted on its Facebook page that it was looking for pen pals for residents in its Archdale assisted living and respite care home. The post was shared more than 13,000 times, prompting the senior living facility to seek out more pen pals for residents in its other locations across the state.
In the photos shared on Facebook, seniors are seen holding whiteboards describing their interests and asking for pen pals with similar hobbies to exchange letters with. In a photo, a woman is shown with a sign that reads, “My name is Linda. Will you be my pen pal? I like art, music and reading!”
The facility soon had the problem of being "overwhelmed" by the letters! One resident said she has a blister on her thumb from all of the writing she is doing when it comes to "thank you" notes!
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...