Louisville, Ky. – September 30, 2018 – Friendships make a difference for our residents and Signature communities across the country. From shared experiences to differences to creating new memories together, volunteers vibrantly serve others, and Operation Volunteer is mobilizing even more.
Operation Volunteer invites members of the community to consider cultivating a friendship or to share their talents with Signature residents and elders. “Humans are social beings by nature, so these volunteers serve a valuable role for our elders, some of who do not have family visiting. No talent is too small to share, and everyone can join in some way, even families,” David Baumgartner, Signature HealthCARE’s Vice President of Spirituality, said.
At Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tennessee, Mary, a new volunteer, visits on weekends and joins in meals and Quality of Life activities. “I always love to get those that you can see really wants to make a difference in this world,” Debbie Early, Quality of Life Director at Spring City, said.
Operation Volunteer even sparked Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center and Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest to partner with Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Volunteer Fair.
The James 1:27 Mission Project personally matches volunteers with elders based on similar interests creating opportunities for relationships to bloom from the beginning. In one month alone, James 1:27 volunteers personally visited with elders on over 130 occasions at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun, Kentucky. And with Operation Volunteer, the project is growing.
Sunrise Manor recently launched the James 1:27 Mission Project. “Everyone needs a friend, and James 1:27 volunteers fill a need for many of our elders,” Donovan Dame, Administrator at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, said.
James 1:27 volunteers contribute to the community at Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer at a Signature HealthCARE community or a certified James 1:27 volunteer can apply at SignatureVolunteer.com.