Since the start of the new year, students from Grace Academy and the residents of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford (TN) have bonded over a unique project: a letter exchange between the elementary school and the assisted living community. As the students learn to write in cursive, they practice this new skill by writing letters to Morning Pointe residents—who then respond in cursive with letters of their own.
“The pen pal program has been great for everyone involved,” said Holly Holcomb, the Life Enrichment Director at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford.
“The students and seniors get to know each other, and the students also get extra practice with their writing. It’s a great program, and residents are so excited when they receive a new letter!”