February 2, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States, observed on the third Monday of January to honor the civil rights leader. This American civil rights activist played a key role in advocating for racial equality and justice through nonviolent means. Therefore, people remember Dr. King’s contributions on this day and frequently engage in community service to honor his legacy.
Studies have demonstrated that volunteerism offers numerous benefits, such as:
Moreover, it has a proven track record of reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, combating isolation, and alleviating depression.
At The Wildwood Senior Living, many of our residents have spent time volunteering or serving others. To help older adults continue to participate in all that is important to them and to do our part in continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, our community participates in Arrow Senior Living’s Acts of Service initiatives throughout the year. In January, we plan to focus on one specific community service project every month. Our aging adults take pride in these efforts because the work is meaningful and creates lasting relationships with those in their long-term communities.
Our residents enjoy the opportunity to service the Joplin area. Many residents were and continue to be active members of the Joplin community. Service projects help provide them with a sense of purpose.
In past years, we’ve partnered with local food banks, animal shelters, hospitals, and more. As we head into the new year, we’re excited for the opportunity to continue partnering with our local community to serve others purposefully. We partner with local schools, Children’s Haven, the Salvation Army, and other non-profit organizations. We are continually striving to expand our local alliances.
Follow along on our journey by visiting our social media page at this link. If you’re interested in working with The Wildwood Senior Living on our Acts of Service Projects, contact our Resident Services Director to learn more!
The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Twin Hills Country Club, Northpark Mall, Grand Falls, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center – National Audubon Society, Spiva Center for the Arts, and George Washington Carver National Monument.
February 26, 2024
As the global population ages, it will bring both opportunities and challenges for senior living. The projected number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. It will be the first time in history the number of older adults outnumbers children under age five. […]
February 23, 2024
On Arrow Nicely News for February 23, 2024: -Communities celebrate Carnival and Mardi Gras! -Black History Month fundraiser continues and book drop-offs begin! Also, Gail at The Boulevard – St. Charles is interviewed by local news about the initiative! To donate: https://gofund.me/b542ab04 -Verne is celebrating his 100th birthday on February 29th and the community is […]