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Sage began as a friendly visitor program at a local assisted living facility, COVID has caused a shift to letter writing.We plan to connect older adults in the community with students at UIUC through letter writing. In doing this, our hope for the older participant is to feel as if their story is being told, feel a greater connection with youth culture, and boosted morale in a time of extreme isolation. As for the student, we hope that they will take away an increased sense of appreciation for their elders while also gaining valuable insight into adulthood. At the end of the program, participants are given the opportunity to purchase a personalized legacy booklet, filled with their own stories and photographs.

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Executive Manager:


Sanjana Gangadharan

Graham Louthan