Thursday, March 11, 2021

Seniors may soon have teen pen pals

During the pandemic required time of social distancing and isolation, senior citizens are especially affected by the separation from their friends and families. 

North Youth Network (NYN) Youth Action Board members are developing a Pen Pal program between Northville youth and area senior citizens to help alleviate the feelings of isolation that many are experiencing due to the pandemic.

Pen Pals will exchange cards, letters or emails with each other to foster connections and brighten each other's days.

Currently, the program is reaching out to area seniors to encourage registration for this free service. Any area senior in the Northville and surrounding communities who would be interested can now register for the program. About 90 students from Northville middle schools and Northville High School are participating in the Pen Pals program.

Northville youth and senior citizens who would like to participate in the Pen Pal program can sign up at (248) 344-1618 or email