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Volunteer work can be extremely rewarding on a number of levels. While there are a variety of groups and places you can choose to share your time, many people turn to volunteering with seniors because of how much seniors appreciate it. Whether it’s at a community center where adult day care is held, a nursing home or assisted living facility, there are many opportunities to spend time with seniors all across the country.
Volunteering with seniors not only benefits them because it gives them someone to talk to and spend time with, but those giving their time also reap the rewards.
There are so many ways to volunteer with seniors. Depending on how much time you have to give and what you’re interested in doing, you will find plenty ways that seniors can benefit from spending time with you. Here’s a list of just some of the opportunities:
Other simple ways to volunteer including playing board games and doing arts and crafts with seniors. Coloring has also become popular among adults of all ages because of its therapeutic benefits. There are a variety of adult coloring books that seniors can take advantage of as you color together.
If you’re not sure how what to do during your volunteer time, ask what interests the person or group and get to know them in that way. From there you can decide what activity is best.
If you want to volunteer with seniors, you can contact any local nursing home, assisted living facility, or retirement community in your area and see if there is a need. If you’re not sure where to go, there are many organizations that can help you find a place where your services are needed. Here’s a look at some to contact:
Remember, volunteering with seniors is an opportunity to give back and expand your horizons as you help others. Take the time to volunteer and see how valuable of an experience it can be for everyone involved.
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