Queensland War Widows Pen Pal program

By the Australian War Widows Queensland

Australian War Widows Pen Pal Program aims to connect war widows from across Australia via letters or emails to enhance social connections, to support those who may be feeling isolated and perhaps to form ongoing friendships.

Australian War Widows Queensland has operated a successful pen pal program since the COVID-19 pandemic began, connecting widows throughout the state. Participants have said that receiving a letter from their pen pal has ‘made their day so much better’.

We have one member who is almost 90 years old who has written to a widow in her 50s for over a year and a lovely bond has developed. Often older widows have so much experience that younger widows can find so comforting.

To be part of this program, interested war widows can register and list their preferences such as:

  • Letter or email
  • Interests and hobbies
  • Location of pen pal
  • Age group

To register an interest or to find out more contact the program coordinator Suzi Vincent on 0409 880 902 or suzi [at] warwidowsqld.org.au.

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