When Marleen Brooks received a letter from a neighbor she hadn't met before, she could have never thought it would end up changing her life. The letter was from Wanda Mills, a 90-year-old neighbor who lived across the street from Marleen and her family. Her letter was heartbreaking and simply asked if Marleen would consider being her friend. Since then, Marleen and her family have become fast friends with Wanda, visiting her multiple times per week. This experience has also inspired Marleen to help other seniors who may be struggling with loneliness or feeling isolated through an effort called Pen Pals for Seniors.