Postcards For Kindness

23 March 2020

Abbeydale care home has been helping to reduce loneliness among older people – simply by sending a postcard. Residents at Abbeydale Court Care Home signed up to participate in the Postcards for Kindness initiative and they also teamed up with youngsters from West Park Nursery and Chatelherault Primary, who helped them write their postcards. Lynn Adam, wellbeing coordinator at the care home, said: “The Postcards for Kindness group was founded by Louise Baker and now has 27,000 members.It involves care homes all around the world and we were one of the first in Scotland to join this group. It allows residents to make and send various cards to other care homes and is a great topic of conversation over a cuppa. It has had a fabulous reaction, with our residents reading their mail, and indeed writing postcards, as it brings back lovely memories for them.”

The pupils and residents enjoy meeting up regularly and celebrating the initiative at the care home.