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Seniors' home bringing back the mail for its residents

A community care facility for seniors in Hunter River is encouraging Prince Edward Islanders to write letters to residents there.

'That was the big thing to them, to meet up at the mail box'

Letters have already started arriving for the residents of Rosewood Residence. (Rosewood Residence/Facebook)

A community care facility for seniors in Hunter River, P.E.I., is encouraging Islanders to write letters to residents there.

Rosewood Residence manager Tina Wadden said getting the mail was a big part of the day for her residents when they were younger.

"They really like their mail," said Wadden.

"That was the big thing to them, to meet up at the mail box, or just go down and pick up their mail and have a chat with who might be there. It's a piece of paper they get to hold and keep. They don't have that anymore . There's so many family away now, and just less mail."

Wadden posted her request on Facebook last week and has already started receiving letters. One asked for a letter back, so she hopes maybe there will be pen pals for some of the two dozen residents.

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With files from Island Morning

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