Senior Volunteers Making a Difference

 
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The mission of Cedar Village is to make aging an enriching and fulfilling experience. Cedar Village has a successful program of engaging residents as volunteers in community service. 

TheSenior VolunteersProject is a resident-driven initiative that involves both weekly and monthly acts of community service and truly exemplifies the meaning of performing a good deed. Providing the opportunity for our seniors to continue an active role as leaders in the community is just one manner in which we as staff members can trulyhonor our father and mother.

Recently, members of the Senior Volunteers Project made 200 snack bags which were delivered to the St. Vincent de Paul organization. These bags are given to people who are malnourished and/or may not be able to leave the facility while they are waiting for much needed services.

“I really enjoyed the chance to get to know people in my retirement community work by working together with them on this project. I always feel good after helping on one of these projects,” said one of the volunteers.

Your donation will help support seniors helping in their communities.

The mission of Cedar Village is to make aging an enriching and fulfilling experience.  Providing the opportunity for our seniors to continue an active role as leaders in the community is just one manner in which we as staff members can trulyhonor our father and mother.

Cedar Village has a successful program of engaging residents as volunteers in community service.  Chesed Corpsis a resident-driven initiative that involves both weekly and monthly acts of community service and truly exemplifies the meaning of performing a good deed. 

The Chesed Corps is currently collecting gifts for one candle for Tzedakah. Tzedakah means charitable giving. The gifts will help families who are unable to purchase gifts for their children for the holidays. 

“I think volunteering gives you a great deal of satisfaction, joy and peace.  I can’t tell you the feeling of success that we feel being a part of such wonderful projects,” said Helen.   

On Thursday, we took our second trip to Crayons to Computers, a free store for teachers who work in districts that are economically disadvantaged (they define that as having 60% or more of students enrolled in the free lunch program).  It’s an amazing place and we had the chance to help with two specific projects, helping with the packaging or re-packaging of some of their supplies.

One Chesed Corps volunteer said, “As a teacher who spent my own money on supplies, I am so glad that Crayons to Computers now exists. I really enjoyed packaging supplies and I was glad to know that teachers and children were benefitting from the project. My effort was making a difference in the lives of others.”

Preparing lunch
Preparing lunch

The Cedar Village residents enjoy volunteering and giving back to their community. A favorite place to volunteer is the local Ronald McDonald House at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The day before the excursion, the residents lovingly made turkey and vegetable wraps to serve to the patients’ families. On the day of the visit, residents proudly wore their matching purple shirts, boarded the Cedar Village bus and brought lunch and smiles to the children, their parents, and grandparents. The volunteers served lunch, visited with the families, shared stories and bonded as they always do. At Cedar Village we believe that “age is just a number.”

Your donation will help purchase supplies and gifts for the children and their families.

Our Cedar Village residents continue to make a difference throughout the greater Cincinnati community. Recently, they assembled 200 snack bags for St. Vincent de Paul clients. In early April, they will be making lunch to take to the local Ronald McDonald House to serve to the families who are staying there while their children are patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This has become an annual event and the Cedar Village residents always enjoy visiting with the children and their families and making their lives a little better.

Your donation will help cover some of the costs of the supplies for these special spring projects.

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Organization

Cedar Village

Mason, Ohio, United States
http://www.cedarvillage.org

Project Leader

Carol Silver Elliott

CEO/President
Mason, OH United States

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Map of Senior Volunteers Making a Difference