Add Volunteering to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, many of us set New Year’s resolutions to achieve new opportunities and goals. For some of us, it’s to start going to the gym, eating healthy, or getting a promotion. One great resolution to consider, which can be beneficial to you and  your community, is volunteering.

Volunteering is a wonderful and fulfilling activity. Whether it is cooking meals at a local shelter, caring for dogs and cats at an animal shelter, or doing something as simple as shoveling a neighbor’s driveway. Volunteering can do so much good for you and the community.

Sprenger Health Care Systems has many opportunities for one to volunteer across multiple facilities. Some great examples of volunteering are reading books and newspapers to residents, assisting in fundraising, and even just keeping residents company.

Volunteering is not only beneficial for the people you’re caring for, but it’s also for the volunteers too. One of the best reasons to volunteer is to learn from our experienced residents. Our residents have a wide variety of knowledge and insightfulness that they can share with you.

You can meet peers and make new friends when you volunteer. When you volunteer at Sprenger Health Care Systems and help care for residents, you work with like-minded people. When you work together it's easy to bond with fellow volunteers, employees, and members of the community to create new relationships and connections within the healthcare industry.

Volunteering is a selfless way to feel good about yourself, step back from your hectic life, and help enrich the lives of others. It's a wonderful feeling to bring a smile or a bit of laughter to someone you just met.

If you are interested in volunteering at any of our Sprenger Health Care communities, please contact us through the website or by calling the facility you're interested in and ask for the Life Enrichment Director. To volunteer for Sprenger Hospice Care, please contact Toni Rotz, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at trotz@sprengerhealthcare.com.

No matter your New Year’s resolutions, we hope you have a happy 2017!