Being placed in assisted living isn’t an easy transition to deal with. You have been striped of every free will you once had. There is someone who comes to change your sheets, take our your trash, hand out your medications, and make your meals. Not only that, but depending on the severity of your condition you may have to be bathed and have your clothes changed by someone else, some might consider that a loss of dignity and an invasion of privacy.
However, there are some things in life that we just can’t control. Something others can help those residents is what they do with their life when they aren’t being cared for, in their downtime. Charitable contributions are always welcome at a facility that needs a little cheering up. Money is good, but what some of these people want is association and socialization. They want to feel as if they are a part of the world and not just a burden in it.
Some great volunteer opportunities that some people might take part in are caroling during the holidays, offering to put on an art class once a week, donating books, magazines, computers for individual entertainment, having a movie night set up, organizing a trip to the park for those who are still able to walk, or just sitting down and talking to someone who may not have any family or friends near by.