Many of our senior clients struggle with loneliness, so please consider sending a Compassionate Card to people in our community who can use some extra love.
Basic Guidelines to Follow When You Making Compassion Card for Seniors
Address your cards generically rather than to any specific individual.
Write your messages in legible large print.
Do not include personal information including your last name, address email, or location.
Do not seal the card in an envelope.
Do not include glitter, confetti, or any embellishments that are not securely attached to the card.
Do not include food, candy, or other care package items with your cards.
Include kind and uplifting messages, poems and drawings in your cards.
Make sure your happy messages are generic and nonreligious, for example “Warmest wishes” or “Happy New Year”, as not all people celebrate all holidays.
Also avoid mention of any other specific holiday or date (i.e. Mother’s Day) as cards may be given year round.
Avoid any suggestion that the recipient’s situation needs improvement such as “Feel Better” or “Cheer Up”
DO add cute drawings!
How to Make Cards for Seniors
Start with blank paper or a greeting card that’s blank inside without a pre-printed message
Decorate, or have your kids decorate the cards with happy colorful drawings.
Write happy, joyful messages in large print.
Add stickers or stamps or any other decoration that can be securely attached (no glitter, sequins, confetti etc.).
What to Write in Your Handmade Cards for SeniorsIdeas for generic feel-good messages to nursing home residents and Senior citizens include:
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Thinking about you!
For someone who’s special and wonderful
Just a friendly little hello from me to you!
Just felt like sharing a smile with you today!
Sending happy thoughts your way!
Hoping you know how special you are…
This greeting is sent with warmest wishes to brighten your day!
Wishing a wonderful day to a wonderful person!
You are loved!
Where to Drop Off Cards for Seniors:
Pleasanton Senior Center
5353 Sunol Blvd |Pleasanton
(925) 222-CARE / 2273