You’ve put in your years at work, raised your family, juggled responsibilities, and now you’re faced with retirement.
When you were responsibility-laden, you likely had a list of “things I will do WHEN I HAVE THE TIME.”
After you’ve taken a couple of trips or “down-sized” your home, moved closer to the grandchildren and played a few rounds of golf, you may realize that you miss the feeling of “being productive.”
Whether you’re staying in the community where you raised your family, or you’ve relocated to someplace completely new, you can volunteer with any of a host of service organizations whose missions range from protecting the environment to mentoring school children.
Boasting more than 4,300 members in Georgia alone, Senior Corps connects individuals 55+ with people and organizations that need them most.
Popular programs include:
The Foster Grandparent Program, which connects senior-volunteer mentors and supporters with children and young adults with exceptional needs
The Senior Companion Program, which connects senior volunteers with adults who need assistance with shopping or chores, or just a visit with a friendly face
RSVP, which matches volunteers with hands-on projects in the community, from building houses to working with non-profit organizations
Contact Senior Corps at 404-965-2102, or visit www.seniorcorps.gov, for information about opportunities in your area.
Kiwanis members of all ages devote more than 6 million hours of service and raise more than $107 million each year for their communities. While Kiwanis invites members of all ages, the Golden K-Kiwanis is geared specifically for senior adults who meet and coordinate community projects with their peers.
Golden K clubs often build wheelchair ramps at residences, maintain parks or other public settings, visit with senior “shut-ins” to assist with errands or housekeeping, and more.
Local Golden K Clubs include:
Marietta Golden K – 404-601-1272
Marietta-Lost Mountain Golden K
Kennworth (Kennesaw-Acworth) Golden K.
Visit www.georgiakiwanis.org for specific club meeting and contact information.
A grassroots community program organization, Americorps volunteers are focused on getting results while providing service opportunities and valuable leadership experience for their members.
Americorps volunteers may:
Tutor students in danger of failing
Connect uninsured people with medical resources
Help people with disabilities in a variety of capacities
Help protect the environment through education about endangered species preservation, recycling, etc.
Contact 404-327-6846 or visit www.americorpsga.org for more information.
Each Windsong active retirement community was designed to help Boomers cultivate new friendships, with walkable streets and a private fitness center in the clubhouse, neighbors with similar life-stage experiences, and home designs that maximize accessibility, minimize hassles and provide opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle without sacrificing style or luxury, giving you the time to do those things you’ve always talked about!
Welcome home to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!