Our Seniors are Giving Back!
Sacrificing independence when moving to a senior residence community can be challenging
Many seniors in senior community settings have clear and active minds and a desire to be contributing members of society
They have had rich life experiences and fulfilled successful careers, and yet find themselves with limited opportunities to share or apply their experience and knowledge in meaningful ways
Our seniors often feel unneeded and unappreciated
Your Contributions are Needed!
High School students, often seniors, are seeking enriching service opportunities to fulfill graduations requirements. Some requirements are for service hours. Other requirements are tied to challenging senior projects, including the involvement of a mentor. The time commitments for the service ranges from 15 to 20 hours. These students want to perform meaningful service, yet these types of opportunities are difficult to find.
How Can I Help?
You can be a mentor.
The student may be interested in the same career field you worked in, enabling you to share your experience, perspective and counsel regarding that field.
Whether the student's need for service is general or specific to a project, the experience they gain through scheduling meeting times, interacting with you and recording information regarding their visits helps the student to develop valuable skills for use in their life.
Perhaps of greatest value is the opportunity to serve another person, experiencing the joy that comes from service.
Both yours and the student's lives are enriched through service to each other.