Have you ever said "I've got to go get the mail!"? Going to a mailbox has been a customary routine for many residents of long term care communities. A mailbox triggers memories and anticipation of receiving a letter or card. This program uses a regular mailbox that has been modified to "roll" through hallways. It is used to deliver special wishes, cards, or invitations to the residents. It can be decorated, much like a cart, for special occasions and holidays.
Construct a "mailbox on wheels" by securing the base to a rolling platform and move the mailbox throughout the community for special occasions such as delivering notes from kids, letters from volunteers, or holiday cards.
When not in use, the mailbox can be placed in the activity department office or reception office to collect outgoing mail from residents.