Senior Volunteers Making a Difference

by Cedar Village
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Dressing up and having fun!

Summary

Our valued volunteers, come to Cedar Village with a friendly hands-on approach to work together with our residents.  Cedar Village, an Older Adults community located just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, houses over 280 elders in our independent and assisted apartments or the skilled and long term care units of our Health Care Center.

Challenge

The Cedar Village volunteers are a vital part of what we need to fulfill the needs of our residents.  In order to provide the love and attention our residents deserve, it is crucial that we have the help of volunteers who unselfishly gives their time to enhance the lives of our seniors by conducting discussions, (some about current events), assisting with crosswords, or helping out with whatever program is going on at the time they are here.  It is essential that Cedar Village provides an environment of choices for our adults, to keep their minds active.

Solution

Cedar Village will continue to promote this wonderful service of amazing and devoted individuals, volunteering their precious time to enhance the lives of our residents.

Long-Term Impact

This project has many benefits as there are a number of programs which need the aid of senior volunteers to help them run efficiently.  Our residents as well as our staff are grateful to these exceptional volunteers for all their time and help.

According to a report by the Corporation for National and Community Service, research shows that individuals who do volunteer work have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering because they are provided with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose.

Cedar Village’s senior volunteer program provides the opportunity for the residents to live with purpose. Our resident volunteers collaborate in planning their weekly projects and monthly outings to local charitable organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton area, like Ronald McDonald House, Crayons to Computers, homeless shelters, and more.

Many of our volunteers average age 80 and older, were active volunteers in their community before moving to Cedar Village, and are able to continue their volunteer work throughout retirement through our senior volunteer program. It is never too late to do good for the community, and individuals who are new to volunteering are always welcome.

Our volunteers always wear their purple shirts and their smiles while sharing stories and bonding with the individuals they are serving in organizations throughout the community. We are proud of our senior volunteers and the difference they make in the community!

Cedar Village’s senior volunteer program provides the opportunity for the residents to live with purpose. Our resident volunteers take a collaborative approach in planning their weekly projects and monthly outings. Many of our volunteers, averaging age 80 and older, were active volunteers in their community before moving to Cedar Village and our volunteer program allows those individuals to continue their volunteer work throughout retirement. It is never too late to do good for the community, and individuals who are new to volunteering are always welcome.

Research shows that individuals who do volunteer work have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering because they are provided with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose, according to a report by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Or volunteers always wear their purple shirts and their smiles while sharing stories and bonding with the individuals they are serving in organizations throughout the community like the Ronald McDonald House, Crayons to Computers, homeless shelters, and much more.

We are proud of our senior volunteers and the difference they make in the community!

Research shows that individuals who do volunteer work have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering because they are provided with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose, according to a report by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Cedar Village’s senior volunteer program provides the opportunity for the residents to live with purpose through giving back to the community by traveling to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House, Crayons to Computers, homeless shelters, and much more. Many of our volunteers, averaging age 80 and older, were active volunteers in their community before moving to Cedar Village. It is never too late to do good for the community, and individuals who are new to volunteering are always welcome. Or volunteers always wear their purple shirts and their smiles while sharing stories and bonding with the individuals they are serving.

We are proud of our senior volunteers and the difference they make in the community!

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Our Senior volunteers make a difference.

The Cedar Village residents enjoy volunteering and giving back to their community. Many of our residents, average age 80 and older, were active community volunteers before moving to Cedar Village. Our senior volunteer program allows those individuals to continue their volunteer work throughout retirement. Individuals who are unfamiliar with volunteering, but want to start are always welcome, because at Cedar Village we believe it is never too late to do good for the community.  

Our senior volunteers take a collaborative approach in planning their weekly projects and monthly outings. They travel to community organizations, such as the Ronald McDonald House, Crayons to Computers, group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, and local homeless shelters. They always wear their purple shirts and their smiles while sharing stories and bonding with the individuals they are serving. We are proud of our senior volunteers and the difference they make in the community. 

 

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Organization Information

Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cedarvillage.org
Project Leader:
Stew Bromberg
Mason, OH United States

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