In our technology based age, how often do we take the time to sit down and write a letter out by hand? Not often, though many of us remember doing so on a regular basis when we were younger. You may think that the world has moved on and therefore the hand written letter is obsolete, but it's not true. Letters may not be timely enough to inquire about business opportunities or ask friends to tea, but they're an excellent way of helping people get to know one another, especially when you have never met in person. If you're interested in writing letters to a pen pal, then this website is for you. We've got all the information you need to get started.

There are plenty of benefits to having a pen pal, especially when you're a senior. Hand writing exercises the hand and finger muscles, helping you stave off arthritis and maintain your fine motor skills. It's also a great boon to the spirits to see a letter arrive in the mail for you. As a senior, you're never too old to learn more, and if your pen pal belongs to another culture, you'll learn a lot about what life is like where they're from. And if you've find yourself getting lonely now that you've retired, this is a great way to connect with other members of the human race.

You may think that only other seniors will want to correspond with you via snail mail, because they're the only ones who are nostalgic for the days when this was the only way of communicating with friends who lived far away. But that's not the case at all. Plenty of young people like to learn about the old ways or are doing so for a school project. Depending on whether your goal is to pass on your knowledge to a new generation or to commiserate with someone who understands what it's like to live in a nursing home, your pen pal might be anywhere from five to ninety five years of age!

Finding a pen pal is tougher than it used to be, but still possible. You might know a friend or relative that used to live nearby but moved far away that you can correspond with. Or you might use an agency, or website, such as Pen Pal World or Canada Pen Pals to be matched up with someone else who is also looking for a pen pal. It might take a few tries to find someone you really connect with, who will actually remember to write you back on a timely basis, but don't give up! There's someone out there who really wants to get to know you.

Write Seniors is dedicated to preserving the craft of hand writing among seniors. If you would care to browse through our extensive store of articles, you'll find more information on writing a great letter, using pen pals to help you with your foreign language skills, finding a pen pal, and how to protect your privacy when corresponding with strangers. Just look at the top of the page and access the pull down menus to see what we have available.


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