February 2, 2024

Honoring MLK’s Legacy: Arrow Senior Living’s Acts of Service Initiatives

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Kaylin Bennett, Regional Director of Resident Services

Contributing to the Local Area

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:

  • boosting self-confidence
  • offering a sense of purpose
  • promoting physical activity

Moreover, it has a proven track record of reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, combating isolation, and alleviating depression.

At Arrow Senior Living communities, many of our residents have spent time volunteering or serving others. To help seniors continue to participate in all that is important to them and to do our part in continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, our communities participate in Arrow Senior Living’s Acts of Service initiatives throughout the year. In January, they plan to focus on one specific community service project every month. In past years, we’ve seen partnerships with local food banks, animal shelters, and hospitals. Our residents and community teams take pride in these efforts because the work is meaningful and creates lasting relationships and connections.

As we head into the new year, we’re excited about the opportunity to continue partnering with our local community to serve others purposefully! If you’re interested in working with an Arrow community on these Acts of Service Projects. Contact our Resident Services Directors to learn more! 

Source: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits – HelpGuide.org

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