You are important to our success, volunteer today!
Living in a nursing home can be lonely. Our elders miss the personal interactions of friends and families. Volunteering does not only benefit the resident, it benefits the volunteers as well.
By becoming a volunteer, you help bring companionship to our elders by providing one-to-one interaction or as part of a group. When the youth volunteer, it helps to build bridges between the generations. Volunteering is also a great way to create memories and strengthen relationships with a loved one that resides in a nursing home. Volunteering helps you to connect to your community while bringing joy to a person’s life.
Ways you can volunteer:
Group activities like: outings, classes, and projects
One-on-one time: reading, reminiscing, playing games, or listening to music
Write the elders’ stories: help the elder write a journal of their life. What a great way to learn the personal side of history!
Other benefits of volunteering:
It gives you an increased sense of meaning and self-worth. Helping others provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Volunteering is especially beneficial for those that have retired or lost a spouse.
Volunteering can ease depression. Social isolation increases depression. By volunteering you remain socially active, while improving your mood and relieving anxiety.
Live a longer, healthier life! Volunteering helps you remain physically and mentally active!
Contact your local Mission Home today to find out how you can contribute to your community!
Alpine Valley: Tylor Orton (801) 785-3568
Bear River Valley: Mike Borup (435) 257-4400
Castle Rock: Bobbi Jo Drozd (307) 872-4600
Community Living: Jeff Christensen (435) 528-3550
Hillside Rehabilitation: Warren Walker (801) 487-5865
West Jordan Care Center: Jeanie Pettit (801) 282-0686