Pop a note in the post for an elderly person

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We’re urging people from the country to put down their mobile phones and tablets and hand write more letters.

Many of our elderly service users have fond memories of writing and receiving letters via post and we are encouraging people to start writing letters again to friends and family.

When was the last time you received a letter or note in the post from a friend or family member? Something handwritten that someone didn’t dash off but that they spent time crafting and was popped in a cheery card that you could place with love on your mantelpiece, desk or pinboard?

Many elderly folk have fond memories of writing and receiving letters via post, as in their day, this, alongside the telephone, was one of the only forms of communication. There was no email or social media available back then.

It’s convenient to think that we don’t use diaries because we favour our iPad planners and that no one writes a handwritten letter because it’s easier and cheaper to email it. More than likely, technology and our overly complicated and very busy lives have distracted us from sitting and staring out of the window, composing ourselves and putting pen to paper.

We think it’s about time we stopped what we’re doing for a moment and took the time out to enjoy the process of handwriting a letter again, so we’re encouraging the people of Wales to write to an elderly relative or friend and brighten their day. It can be anything from a quick ‘hello’ to a page or two about the latest goings on. Whatever it is, receiving a letter will help an elderly person to know they’re in your thoughts and they will really enjoy taking the time to write back.