Helping Seniors Be the Difference in Their Communities

LeadingAge Magazine
September/October Issue
Written by Debra Wood, R.N. on 9/19/2016
Giving time to improve another person’s life or the greater community offers benefits far beyond the good deeds done by volunteers. It creates feeling of self-worth in those doing the giving and can improve their outlook and well-being. This is particularly true for older adults, including those living in LeadingAge-member communities.

“Volunteering gives us another reason to get out of bed in the morning, because we look forward to getting together and doing this,” says Carol Jenkins, a resident at Parker at McCarrick in Somerset, NJ, and secretary of its Living with Purpose Club. “It makes us feel good helping others.”