Seniors in Indianapolis can serve the community in many different ways. Indianapolis caregivers can encourage seniors to consider giving back to the community today in an effort to help others and themselves. Here are a few ideas for your loved one to check into.
1. Fletcher Place
Many exciting things happen at Fletcher Place. Volunteers are important aspects for most of these events. They help sort donations of clothing and food that are given to residents. They also help grow a garden allowing residents to enjoy fresh produce.
2. Trusted Mentors
People who are low-income or just getting out of prison often have a hard time creating a stable environment. Volunteers with Trusted Mentors help them to create this environment by walking beside them each step of the way. While the staff provides informative training and resources, it is the volunteers make this program work.
3. Easterseals Rehabilitation Center
The Indianapolis Easterseals needs senior volunteers to help their program operate. The largest demand for volunteers is during their annual phonathon, but volunteers can remain active throughout the year by helping with office work. Volunteers are also an integral part of special fundraising events such as Fantasy Lights, Passion for Fashion and Golfing for Kids.
4. Heart to Heart Hospice
There are many ways that volunteers can help Heart to Heart Hospice. Volunteers can simply visit to help lift a family’s spirits in their hour of need. They can also help to raise funds for the organization or make special gifts for people served by this important program.
5. Indianapolis Zoo
The zoo depends on volunteers to enhance guest services throughout the year. This is a great way for seniors to give back to the community while helping to expand people’s knowledge of the world. While most seniors choose to make a six-month commitment, others choose to help with special events like ZooBoo or Christmas at the Zoo.
There are many ways that seniors can be active in Indianapolis by volunteering. Encourage your senior loved one to choose an activity and get involved today. It will help to change Indianapolis a little bit at a time. You can also reach out to Home Care Assistance to learn how community involvement boosts senior wellbeing. Call (317) 581-1901 today to schedule a free consultation with a trusted Care Manager and learn more about our Indianapolis senior care services.