‘It’s Important to Write’: Lakeland Seniors Looking for Pen Pals

June 15, 2020 | Chris Hughes

Lake Gibson Village sought out pen pals so residents facing restrictions due to COVID-19 precautions would have additional ways to communicate. Our Facebook post went viral and the response was overwhelming. We received messages from all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan.

WFLA NewsChannel 8 (the NBC affiliate in the Tampa Bay area) did a story on the program, and you can read their story by clicking here.

“With all the trees and the lake, it’s like living in the country.”

Lillie B

“I don’t have to cook, clean or wash my clothes. That’s the best!”

Margaret N

“The people are friendly; I love them all!”

Margaret B

“I’m just overjoyed to be here.”

Matt G

“You have to come and visit us, because it is beautiful.”

Lillie B