Older adult drawing a rabbit in a Wilder's Adult Day Health Program activity at the Wilder Community Center for Aging in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Send a Smile: Connect with Older Adults in Saint Paul & East Metro, Minnesota

And together, we can help prevent isolation and loneliness in our community!

In this time of crisis, many older adults are isolated from family, friends and volunteers who are unable to visit for their health and safety. We need your help in cheering them up and reminding them that they are not alone during the COVID-19 pandemic. All you have to do is get us your written or drawn messages, notes and greetings and we'll send it to our community of older adults in the greater Saint Paul and East Metro area. 

Who can participate?

  • Anyone willing to connect with and engage our community of older adults 
  • Families looking for fun things to do with children at home 
  • Students, workers and supporters looking for ways to get involved or volunteer in the community
"Today is a wonderful day" by Maya Forsberg

What can you send to our community of older adults?

  • Letters
  • Postcards
  • Cards
  • Drawings (by you or children)
  • Pictures (printed)
  • Stamps to help offset our mail cost

How can you send us your messages, notes and greetings?

Mail to or drop off at:
Wilder Community Center for Aging 
650 Marshall Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

What happens after you drop off at the Wilder Community Center for Aging?

With support from generous volunteers, we will label and send your messages, notes and greetings out to each of our older adult participants and clients utilizing our healthy aging & caregiving services.

If you have any immediate questions, please email us at healthyaging@wilder.org or call us at 651-280-2500.