While letter writing may not be as common today, many of your residents will remember the days of writing their life updates to friends and family when they were younger. On September 1st, World Letter Writing Day, you can run an activity for your residents that pays tribute to the days when you got excited to receive a handwritten letter in the mail.
For all the residents who wish to participate, put their names into a jar and have them draw names. The name chosen is the person they will write a “Just Because” letter: a letter that can say anything and everything, but that focuses on why that resident matters or what they bring to others’ lives. To add a fun element, have a staff member act as a mail carrier and hand deliver the letters to residents later in the day. Everyone loves getting things in the mail!