Mail for Seniors Patch Program®

MakingFriends Patch Program®Girl Scout Mail for Seniors PatchThis 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of our patch program®.

It’s not unusual for older people to feel isolated and vulnerable. Loneliness can cause depression, unhealthy habits and contribute to physical ailments. Reaching out to a senior through the mail will brighten their day. Handmade cards and handwritten notes to a older person can be very meaningful. Try some of the fun Cards To Make ideas from FreeKidsCrafts.com.

Suggestions for how younger girls can earn the Mail for Seniors patch:

Send a Note to a Senior Citizen. Do at least one:

  • Mail all your older relatives a card or letter for no reason.
  • Send cards or letters to the residents at a nursing home, an assisted living or a VA hospital.
  • Put a card or letter in the mailbox of an older neighbor.

Suggestions for how pre-teens and teens can earn the Mail for Seniors patch:

Be a Pen Pal to a Senior Citizen.
Complete one of the requirements above and mark your calendar to continue sending notes every month or even every week.

Suggestions for how teens can earn the Mail for Seniors patch:

Start a Senior Pen Pal Program.
Contact a local nursing home, an assisted living or a VA hospital to see if there is a desire for the residents to have pen pals. Find out how many residents are interested and set out to find each one a pen pal in your service unit.

Suggestions for Community Mail for Seniors:

Get the entire community involved by doing the pen pal research and posting the addresses of nursing homes, assisted living centers or a VA hospital to your community Facebook page or other social media.