Home / About Us / Our Projects / Notes of Friendship

Notes of Friendship

Helping seniors feel seen and valued – one note at a time.

Notes of Friendship is a call out to our communities – whether it be individuals, families, schools, or local businesses – asking people to join us in sending notes, letters, pictures, and cards, a kind gesture to help us brighten a seniors day.

Get involved

Photo of handmade cards for lonely seniors

How it all started

Older Australians account for almost one-quarter of people living alone around the country, and many are feeling isolated, anxious, and vulnerable.

In 2020, the ‘1,000 Notes of Friendship’ campaign was launched because we wanted to impact 1,000 lives and let seniors know they matter.

You know how it feels when you get a surprise letter in your mailbox. It makes you feel pretty special, right? That’s exactly how these seniors felt when thousands of community members joined the movement.

Notes were sent to over 1,000 clients nationwide, we quickly reached our target, and the feedback has been so fantastic, we aren’t stopping there – our Notes of Friendship program is here to stay!

We want to reach as many isolated seniors as possible and continue the amazing legacy 1,000 Notes of Friendship started.

Anyone is welcome to send in their note of friendship, we’ve been working with individuals, early learning centres, schools, and workplaces to create beautiful notes of friendship for seniors.

So, join us! Put your pen to paper, and let’s tackle loneliness, one note at a time!

Here are some of the messages we have received from our seniors

Here’s how you can help

We want your help to send beautiful notes of friendship to Australian seniors to show them we care. It’s the personal touch, from one human being to another. Who knows what difference a simple gesture could make?

Here’s what to do

  1. Take 5 minutes to write a beautiful note of friendship (request a pack of cards, or see our note writing tips).
  2. Return your note to us as soon as you can, at:
    Notes of Friendship Campaign
    Locked Bag 1, Coolangatta QLD 4225
  3. We will do the rest, personalising the note for the senior and posting it out to them.
  4. Share your act of kindness! We love seeing photos of your notes, and you will inspire others to do the same. Tag Feros Care in your photos, and send them to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions & Note Writing Tips

Need some help or inspiration?

Read our frequently asked questions and handy hints for writing your note

Request a pack of friendship cards

Want to get the whole family or your team involved in Notes of Friendship?

Fill in your details below, and we will send you a pack of five of our custom-made friendship cards.

Postal Address(Required)
Receive Feros Care's updates
Ask a Feros Care expert
Who would you like to talk to?
Disability Support expert 9am - 4pm (AEST) Monday to Friday