We’d like to share an option to combat this issue right here in Missouri. Pen Pals for Seniors (PPFS) in an organization you can enroll to be a part of to decrease senior isolation and loneliness. Their igniting story is moving. A young woman noticed after a while her neighbor’s home never had any activity, although she knew a woman lived there alone. One day she received a letter from Marleen, that included a plea for friendship. She wrote:
"Would you consider becoming my friend? I’m 90 years old — live alone and all my friends have passed away. I am so lonesome and scared. Please — I pray for some one."
If you’re interested, or know someone that would be, please visit their website to volunteer! On the flip side, if you know a senior that would greatly benefit from this service please help them get connected.