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Senior Living | 02/23/21
Once you reach your retirement years, you’ll likely find yourself with an abundance of time on your hands. A great way to make use of this time is to volunteer in your local community. Giving to those around us encourages growth in both our personal happiness and our wellbeing. You’ll also benefit from more social opportunities, a sense of accomplishment and improved mental health. The next time you want a sense of purpose or are feeling down, you can help yourself by helping others.
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer, but they’re typically broken into two types: time donation and monetary donation.
Whether you choose to mentor someone, organize an event or just give up your time to help improve something else, there are many ways you can give back. And there are opportunities to volunteer in nearly every area of interest:
Some people are fortunate enough to be in a financial situation that allows them to donate money to organizations. This type of donation allows the organizations to fulfill their mission to serve others. Some organizations you may want to consider include:
At Meadow Lakes, we believe that you receive a greater sense of purpose and are kept mentally stimulated when you are able to offer your talents to others. That’s why we have programs like our social justice group and a scholarship committee that provides grants to employees to further their education. And as a Springpoint community, Meadow Lakes and our sister communities offer a way to share generosity through the Springpoint Foundation. Donations by Springpoint residents fuels the Foundation and aims to make life better for older adults through programs and services like Resident Financial Assistance Program, Spiritual Care Program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Program and Affordable Housing Support.
There are also many ways you can volunteer with the community. One resident, Barbara Thompson shared with us, “I wanted to move to a community that was managed by professionals like at Meadow Lakes, but still have a voice and choices as a resident. The Meadow Lakes Residents Forum provides just that—I was recently selected to be the president of the Forum.”
If you’d like to learn more about life at Meadow Lakes and how you can get involved in helping others live a vibrant lifestyle, contact our team today.