February 4, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States, observed on the third Monday of January to honor the civil rights leader. This American civil rights activist played a key role in advocating for racial equality and justice through nonviolent means. Therefore, people remember Dr. King’s contributions on this day and frequently engage in community service to honor his legacy.
Studies have demonstrated that volunteerism offers numerous benefits, such as:
Moreover, it has a proven track record of reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, combating isolation, and alleviating depression.
At Cedar Trails Senior Living, many of our residents have spent time volunteering or serving others. To help older adults continue to participate in all that is important to them and to do our part in continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, our community participates in Arrow Senior Living’s Acts of Service initiatives throughout the year. In January, we plan to focus on one specific community service project every month. Our aging adults take pride in these efforts because the work is meaningful and creates lasting relationships with those in their long-term communities. Our residents love that we help others who need us, choosing from local organizations and charities.
In past years, we’ve partnered with local food banks, animal shelters, hospitals, and more. As we head into the new year, we’re excited for the opportunity to continue partnering with our local community to serve others purposefully.
Veterans are very close to our hearts. In January, we collect blankets for the homeless Veterans Shelter in East St Louis. We are always happy to help the Freeburg Grade School, collecting back-to-school supplies and mittens for winter play at school. This year, we have added unwanted animals by assisting the Belleville Humane Society with bedding for their dogs.
Follow along on our journey by visiting our social media page at this link. If you’re interested in working with Cedar Trails Senior Living on our Acts of Service Projects, contact our Resident Services Director to learn more!
Cedar Trails Senior Living in Freeburg, IL offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including The Orchards Golf Club, Target, Eckerts Belleville Farm, Braeutigam Orchards, and the Belle Clair fairgrounds & Expo Center.
March 1, 2024
On today’s episode of Arrow Nicely News, we’re celebrating Employee Appreciation Day! Arrow has enlisted the help of famous voices to help us wish our amazing employees a very happy Employee Appreciation Day! We’re also taking a look at how the communities are pampering and celebrating our employees to make sure they know how much […]
March 1, 2024
Cedar Trails Senior Living Shows Appreciation to Its Dedicated Employees Here at Cedar Trails Senior Living, we believe in the power of a chuckle. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to remember that laughter reduces stress, boosts morale, and enhances teamwork and creativity. Throughout the year, as Executive Director, a part of my role is always […]