Residents value the opportunity to use their experiences, talents and abilities to help others, both in our community and the community beyond our campus. They’ve spent a lifetime contributing to society. Why stop now?
Join a committee that helps The Sharon at SouthPark run as smoothly as it does. Help keep Nisbet Library organized. Volunteer in The Treasure Chest, the shop that sells clothing and all sorts of other goods on the lower level of the main building. The sale of donated items at reasonable prices helps shoppers who value discounts. It also supports various projects at The Sharon at SouthPark. Leftover goods go to the >Salvation Army. Join the team that makes breakfast for folks who must turn to >Crisis Assistance Ministry for help with rent, utilities and more. Knit scarves and hats for >Classroom Central, which offers free school supplies for teachers and the kids they serve. Join the citywide walk to raise money for the >Alzheimer’s Association. Dozens of residents participate every year. Read to residents in Health Care.
The medical community tells us that a key to aging with grace and good health is to stay busy. Learn something new. Don’t let your lifelong skills turn to rust. Find a way to use them. Pick up a brush, for example, and try your hand with watercolor. Pick up a pen and write your biography so your grandkids know your story. Find someone to mentor, a neighbor perhaps or a student, someone who will be inspired by how you refuse to quit moving. Find a caregiver who could use your encouragement.