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Happy Notes for Homebound older adults


1 - 2 hrs


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How Often Is This Offered?


Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Make colorful cards with words of encouragement for homebound older adults. 

What's Needed To Complete

1. Card stock or paper 2. Paints, crayons, and/or markers 3. Stickers or other decorations to make the cards extra special *Note: NO GLITTER OF ANY KIND PLEASE

Whose Help Is Required

An adult may be needed for delivery to our facility or the post office.

Special Requirements


How It Makes A Difference

Many homebound older adults feel lonely in their daily lives. Because they don't get around as much as they used to, they often miss the daily human interactions they used to have and are grateful for every phone call, visit, letter, or email they receive. A homemade card from a caring person can really brighten a older adult's day. It can help make them feel loved and remembered!

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


1. Decide what kind of cards or notes you want to make. 2. Gather the necessary supplies to make your cards. 3. Sit down with siblings, friends or an adult and make as many cards as you have the time and supplies to do so. We make deliveries every week day of the year! 4. Mail your completed cards to: Rhonda Foxspan data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259} Meals on Wheels of Long Beachspan data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259} PO Box 15688span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259} Long Beach, CA 90815span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259} Or drop off at our Business Office at: 317 Termino Ave Long Beach, CA 90814 (We are located in the basement of the Belmont Heights United Methodist Church.) 5. Be sure to let us know that this activity came from Create the Change® ® ® ®. Grab your paper, pencils, crayons and/or markers and let your creativity flow!

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