September is Healthy Aging Month;
Volunteer Service that Supports Seniors
[September 11, 2019 – Mentor, OH] – September is a great time to begin a volunteer activity that supports the healthy aging of Lake County seniors.
Since 1972, Lake County Council on Aging has been providing seniors with services and opportunities that help enable them to achieve an optimal, self-defined quality of life. Lake County Council on Aging promotes healthy aging every month of the year for the seniors served by our programs:
The Meals on Wheels program helps seniors stay physically healthy and well. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to seniors throughout Lake County to improve the nutritional health, social connection and overall wellness of seniors. This volunteer position is available weekdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The Grocery Shopping volunteer opportunity helps seniors, who are no longer able to shop, to have food; stay healthy, avoid accidental injury and be happier as they are able to remain living independently in their own home. This volunteer position can be done weekdays, evenings or weekends.
The Friendly Visitor volunteer position increases a senior’s emotional well-being, reduces loneliness, increases socialization and brings positivity and joy into the lives of seniors; often reducing depression. This volunteer position can be done weekdays, evenings or weekends.
In all of the above volunteer activities you will be helping a Lake County senior age healthy. At the same time, volunteering will help you to age healthy as well. Volunteering is a great way to stay active and engaged in life. Volunteering helps to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, promote longevity and help us to age gracefully. The selfless act of helping others has many unexpected rewards for volunteers of all ages.
So this September start volunteering to help seniors and yourself age in a healthier way. A couple hours a week can make a positive difference.
Please call Linda Llewellyn the Council on Aging at 440-205-8111, ext. 228 or email LLlewellyn@Lccoa.org to start aging healthy.