Swanson School Students Host Letter Drive for UPMC Seniors

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Knowing that social isolation is particularly difficult for senior citizens and can lead to worsening dementia or depression, Swanson School of Engineering students in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapter are holding a letter drive.

With an ambitious goal to make sure every resident in UPMC’s two senior living communities receives a letter, the students hope to collect 249 letters. Organizers said that this is a great way for seniors to feel connected during this difficult time, and letters will be distributed to those without extended family first. Letters can be submitted electronically or by mail. To type a letter or upload a photo of a drawing or handwritten letter, use an online Google form.

Otherwise, you can mail your letter to:

Christine M Cassese
Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101

Or to:

Canterbury Place
Attn: Crista Magness
310 Fisk Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201