"Over the last year I have worked hard as the President for the South Jersey region. I am honored to take the mantle as Pen Pals President from Justin as he embarks on his college journey. I have and will continue to support our mission to help provide that human interaction that many nursing home residents have missed during this time of crisis. Social interaction can help prevent the brain from becoming inactive, strengthen communication skills and allow our loved ones to build secure networks in the future. I truly believe that we as a community should care for our seniors, especially those who remain isolated. This is a great cause that has really touched me, and I will strive to do all I can to support it."