Almost every assisted living senior that volunteers says that giving their time to a greater cause provides them a bigger sense of purpose. Scientific studies show that those who donate their time to help causes or help others, lead healthier longer lives, not to mention it makes the person volunteering feel good. It has been said that it is far better to give than to receive. More and more seniors, who donate their time, are finding out this to be true. At Baxter Senior Living, we have created multiple programs that foster vibrant living.
When it comes to engaging in activities with friends or volunteering in the community, we want to help residents give back to the world around them. The residents in our assisted living and memory care community find great joy, on a regular basis, giving back to those around them and into their community, through volunteering and civic engagement. Just because seniors may be living in retirement, doesn’t mean that they’ve hung up their hat for helping others. Those who need assisted living still, most often, maintain a great level of independent living and ability to use their skills, talents, knowledge and experience to give back to more than just their friends and family, but to the greater community where they live. It is the job of a senior living community to help facilitate seniors’ desire to invest back into the greater good. Baxter Senior Living assisted living residents love to take action, and the staff’s job is to facilitate seniors’ role in giving back. Not only does an assisted living community like ours offer seniors activities for entertainment and pleasure, residents at Baxter Senior Living seek to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and embrace a fulfilling life, where they can help one another and give back to a good cause.
A huge benefit to volunteering, is the promotion of a senior’s physical health.
Studies show that movement and exercise can help seniors deal with problems like arthritis, heart disease and a multitude of other health issues.
Volunteering provides consistency for seniors
Another key to a successful volunteering experience is the level of consistency it provides through a valuable opportunity to give back to the community. Most volunteer opportunities occur on a regular basis, which gives seniors a sense of purpose and something they can look forward to. In fact, seniors, themselves, often times, are the ones who discover opportunities to give back, and we love to help them do this.
Volunteering helps seniors forges new bonds and personal relationships
Finally, volunteering with people at Baxter Senior Living, as well as people from the community really forges bonds and creates valuable social interaction. Through these friendships, our residents remain involved and connected to the local communities.
Giving back to the community is a great thing for anyone at any age, and it’s amazing to see when residents of an assisted living community in Alaska do just that.
Baxter Senior Living is a Senior Housing Community that will be located in Anchorage, Alaska off of Baxter Road. If you are seeking Anchorage Senior Housing, or Assisted Living Facilities in Alaska please contact us today to make your reservations. (907) 891-9696 or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch! contact us