Date(s) – 07/31/2020 – 08/01/2020
While Fellowship Square Historic Mesa residents are staying home and staying safe as much as possible per Governor Ducey’s orders to limit the spread of COVID-19, the restrictions have left many without visitors or a social outlet. To help connect these seniors with the community and seek companionship beyond the Fellowship Square Historic Mesa campus, a new Pen Pal and Phone Pal Program encourages friendships with local residents through letters and conversations.
Fellowship Square has worked with volunteers from groups including Hiway Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Mill Ave Pre School, Love of Christ Lutheran Church, and Lexington Group through this program and now invites residents — children, teens and adults alike — from around the community to join in the fun. Initial letters can be sent to 22 West 9thPlace, Mesa, Arizona 85201. Upon receipt, the Life Enrichment staff will screen the letters and help residents match up with a Pen Pal. Phone Pals can connect with assisted living residents through scheduled calls, which will take place in the activity room.
All teen and adult pen pals will be informed of HIPPA regulations regarding not sharing personal information and must go through a volunteer application with amendments for a virtual “position.” Younger children must have guardian (such as a teacher or parent) that has gone through the volunteer process. For more, visit: www.fellowshipsquareseniorliving.org.
Time: Anytime (Calls for Phone Pals will be scheduled individually)
Location: The Oasis at Fellowship Square Historic Mesa (address below)
The Oasis at Fellowship Square Historic Mesa
22 W. 9th Pl., Mesa 85201