September 5, 2019
Where to Volunteer for Grandparents Day
If you’re looking to give back to the local community but aren’t quite sure where to start, we have a good excuse for you: Grandparents Day. Celebrated every year on Sept. 8, the occasion honors the older folks in our life with their own special day. While it’s the perfect opportunity to go visit your own grandparents, many also use the occasion to lend a helping hand to older adults without grandkids of their own—and there are lots of great organizations right near your Dalian on the Park apartment where you can volunteer to show your appreciation for the older generation.
One of the most active senior service organizations in Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. PCA offers a broad range of services to help older adults live comfortably and independently, including operating community centers, providing in-home-care assessments, and matching seniors with caregivers, companions and home-repair workers. These efforts are strongly supported by a network of volunteers, which PCA is always looking to build.
Lend a helping hand serving meals to elders or helping to organize social and cultural activities. If you have expertise in a particular area, such as electric or plumbing, volunteer to donate your services to local seniors in need. You can also sign up to be a PCA Ambassador. This new program aims to help spread the word about the different services the organization offers, to widen the net of people it assists. Ambassadors are tasked with connecting with local businesses, community organizations, churches and more to ensure as many people as possible are aware of PCA’s valuable outreach and advocacy programming.
Whatever your interests and experiences, PCA offers plenty of opportunities to give back to those who both need and deserve it. And since so much of the agency’s work is headquartered right in and around Center City, you can volunteer without traveling too far from your Dalian on the Park apartment!
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