To recognize seniors for the impact they make in their communities by volunteering their time and talents, the Home Instead Senior Care® network conducted a contest search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in Canada (excluding Quebec).
Three in five Canadian senior volunteers say they plan on volunteering “forever” or they have no end in sight to their community service activities, according to the research. Actually, seniors can make a mark well into their elderly years by following a few simple guidelines designed to keep volunteering from becoming a grind or, even worse, more like a job:
1. Find a passion
2. Look for a need
3. Laugh it off
4. Avoid perfectionism
5. Strive for joy
6. Deflect criticism
7. Steer clear of conflict
8. Don’t overdo
9. Shun negativity
10. Get help
Read the full article on 10 Ways a Senior Can Volunteer.
If you’re a senior or have a loved one who is yearning to volunteer, but needs help to make it happen, contact your Mississauga Home Instead Senior Care office which employs CAREGivers, many of whom are seniors themselves, who are screened, trained, bonded and insured. CAREGivers can help around the house with meal preparation and light housekeeping so their clients can volunteer. They can, perhaps, participate with their client in volunteer projects, or help provide transportation to and from special events.
Help us honour a senior in your life through the Salute to Senior Service program at SalutetoSeniorService.com. In the meantime, your loved ones might benefit from the assistance of a Home Instead CAREGiver to keep up with the activities they love. To learn more, contact Home Instead Senior Care in Mississauga. Join us March 30th from 1:00 – 2:30pm at the Mississauga Senior Center located at 1389 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON to celebrate a senior hero in our community. Click here is read details of the event.
If you have questions about the Salute to Senior Services event in Mississauga or would like help maintaining your volunteer efforts – please contact us at 905-276-2273.
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