Volunteering is a very rewarding type of work. The benefits of pride, satisfaction and accomplishment make it worth taking time to serve others.
Volunteering in an Assisted Living Center like The Gables Assisted Living and Memory Care is a great way for teens, retired adults or anyone who has time to give back to their community.
Here are some reasons why you should consider volunteering at an assisted living center:
Gain Career Experience
Spending time with seniors is a great way for teens to see if they are actually interested in pursuing a career in senior care. This can help develop skills like organizing, communication, compassion and other work type skills that might be helpful for future jobs.
Improve your Health
Did you know that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate? This is because volunteering provides mental, physical, social benefits and a sense of purpose!
Make new Friends
Spending time with seniors can ignite new friendships. These friendships can be very fulfilling for both volunteers and seniors. Gaining new friendships is beneficial for both parties and can help lower the risk of depression and anxiety.
Expand your Horizons
Seniors have lived a lifetime filled with experience and wisdom. By spending time with them, we get a chance to gain new knowledge and perspective. Seniors love sharing stores from the past, which can not only be interesting but helps to keep their memories sharp.E
Do you have a special skill or talent to share? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Consider volunteering at a senior center near you. Even just a few hours can make a big difference.
Some seniors rarely receive visitors, so having a new friendly face or someone to talk to can be the highlight of their day. If you would like to volunteer with The Gables Assisted Living we have locations in Idaho and Utah and would love to hear from you!
Contact us and we’ll see what we can coordinate!