It’s been said, “Charity benefits the giver more than the receiver.” According to numerous studies, this statement is exemplified in the health and wellness of older adults. Fact is, seniors who participate in service programs experience significant wellness benefits as well as a greater sense of purpose and productivity.
According to Tara Miller, executive director of MBK Senior Living’s The Palisades at Broadmoor Park community, the impact on residents who participate in the company’s Yoi Shigoto community service program has been substantial.
In general, residents who take part in monthly community service activities and volunteering report higher levels of health, happiness, and connectivity. What’s more, the program has helped to stave off issues that affect seniors such as isolation, depression and inactivity.
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As part of the Yoi Shigoto program, which simply translated in Japanese is “the good work,” residents and associates regularly collaborate in community service endeavors. Local shelters, hospitals, schools, and veteran services are some of the many programs in which The Palisades has contributed to and continually serve.
Most recently, the community took part in the company-wide MBKommunity for Kids fundraiser. Through the program, MBK partnered with Together We Rise, a non-profit organization focused on supporting foster children. Monies raised purchased supplies for Together We Rise’s “Sweet Cases” - duffle bags filled with supplies for children coming into foster care, who usually have to transport their belongings in a plastic trash bag.
In addition to contributing to the total $32,000 raised, residents and staff of The Palisades assembled 10 “Sweet Cases” that were then donated to a local foster care agency.
“Yoi Shigoto activities add up to big results and have lasting impact – for our community and for our residents,” said Miller.