In direct response to quarantining during the Covid-19 crisis, we began partnering with the Simsbury United Methodist Church and First Church of Christ, Simsbury to bring this program to Simsbury, CT. And in June, 2020, the Simsbury Public Library joined as a Project partner. Over the past year, the program has grown and we continue to expand the Joyful Notes Project to additional greater Hartford and Litchfield county towns!
Local youth - along with community members of other ages across CT and neighboring states - create handmade greeting cards that we quarantine for 72 hours and deliver to local older adult living communities.
As a community, we are bringing joy to isolated older adults and mitigating their feelings of loneliness.
We have delivered cards to:
If you are employed at a central Connecticut adult living community or senior center and would like the opportunity to receive cards to distribute to older adults, please contact Deb using the form below.
We invite everyone, regardless of where you live, to participate in making Joyful Notes. Anyone interested is welcome to make cards at home (if including envelopes, please leave them unsealed), place them together in a larger envelope, and mail them to us at: For All Ages, P.O. Box 61, Simsbury CT 06070.
We will ensure that they are delivered to older adult residents in the greater Hartford,CT area.
After receiving your information, we'll contact you to discuss receiving cards.
"Thank you – Thank you – Thank you –
I was having a rough day and this was the perfect unexpected surprise!" - Linda P.