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Mercy Services Singleton launch letter-writing drive for aged-care residents

Looking for stuff to do while you are doing the responsible thing and self-isolating?

Well, why not have a crack at the lost art of letter writing?

The absolute legends at Mercy Services residential aged care facility in Singleton have come up with the ingenious idea of having community members write letters to residents as a way of helping people feel connected during this insidious crisis.

Taking to Facebook this week, staff put the call out to the community which was received with gusto, being shared more than 700 times on the social media platform.

“Can we ask for a favour? We have restricted access to our Home but that doesn’t mean we aren’t sociable,” the post read.

“Could you take the time to write to us? A card, a letter, a drawing? Tell us where you are. Who you are and tell all of our residents a bit about your day? What you like doing and if you send your address we can write back too. All ages most welcome. We can share some on here too.”

The post continued: “We might be behind closed doors but we’ve got lots of people who would love to hear from you.”

A subsequent post revealed that the reception to the initiative had been more than positive and that there were plans, next week, for staff and residents to go live on Facebook with a “show and tell galley.”

So, what are you waiting for? Get writing today.

All letters can be sent to:

Mercy Services
24 Combo Lane

You can also email your letter to

Written by Newcastle Live

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