volunteer opportunitiesPart of the reason that Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City is unique is that our approach empowers each person within our community to live well. This strategy is successful because it focuses on developing and building relationships within our walls and outside them. We work to create a wide array of social interactions with people of all ways of life, but that is only possible through our extensive volunteer activity options.

If you’re considering Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City as a new home for your parent or you’d like to connect with new people, we encourage you to visit our community. Call our team today at (405) 691-6555 for more information about the assisted living options available.

Volunteering Offers Many Benefits

Volunteering doesn’t just positively impact the people you’re assisting. It also offers the volunteer a range of benefits. The most common advantage is that you have the chance to change your community for the better. Our volunteers hold the community at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City together. It gives you the opportunity to connect with people who are different from you and improve their life.

In addition, research shows that volunteering offers physical and mental benefits to your health. For example, as you continue to volunteer, you may experience impacts such as:

  • A boost in self-esteem
  • More confidence
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Enhanced satisfaction in life

Many medical professionals also recommend volunteering to help combat mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression. For instance, some older adults suffer from limited mobility and fewer opportunities to see family and friends, which leads to isolation. Experts suggest that social interaction is part of the five dimensions of wellness, meaning that you need it to stay healthy. When a person doesn’t have the chance to interact with other people, their mental and physical health may begin to suffer. Volunteering staves off these problems and allows you to make friends with other people, giving both you and the people in our community a healthy support system.

Who Can Volunteer in Our Community?

The short answer to this question is that anyone can volunteer. If you can sing, have an exciting story to share, or just a willingness to listen, we welcome you to visit our community. We accept a range of volunteers, including:

  • Seniors
  • Students and student organizations
  • Community groups
  • Families
  • Retirees

While everyone is welcome in our community, we do require a background check for every volunteer, as this ensures the safety of our staff and residents.

Many people fear that they cannot volunteer due to disabilities, lack of transportation, or time constraints. However, due to the rise in technology, we can now accept people who want to volunteer over their phones or computers. In some cases, this choice is ideal, particularly for our immunosuppressed residents who fear risking their health. We will work with our volunteers to set up video chats and calls.

Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities for people of all ability levels. Whether you want to volunteer around the holidays or would prefer to engage in our Wise and Well resident programs, there is a place for you in our community. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how you can help.

Call Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City Today

You don’t have to be an older adult to be part of the Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City community. When you volunteer, you become part of this beautiful family. Are you ready to find your place at Wickshire? If so, contact our team today at (405) 691-6555 to learn about the volunteer opportunities available.