The Castlewood Senior Living has been awarded Best Memory Care by U.S. News & World Report!

February 4, 2024

MLK Day and Acts of Service: The Castlewood Senior Living’s Inspiring Commitment

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Nicole Walters, Resident Services Director

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:

  • boosting self-confidence
  • offering a sense of purpose
  • promoting physical activity

Moreover, it has a proven track record of reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, combating isolation, and alleviating depression.

Contributing to the Local Area

At The Castlewood 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. 

Residents have previously felt a sense of purpose when volunteering, no matter how big or small the project might be. To make any amount of difference in the lives of others is something to be proud of. Our residents have especially enjoyed service projects that involve partnering with the little ones of our community, such as making goodie bags for the graduating students at our local preschool and hosting trick-or-treaters for a safe Halloween experience.

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.

We look forward to continuing to build relationships with organizations we have partnered with, like the Least of These Food Pantry and Harmony House. However, we are also open to new partnerships and are excited about whatever opportunities for service come about this year.

Follow along on our journey by visiting our social media page at this link. If you’re interested in working with The Castlewood Senior Living on our Acts of Service Projects, contact our Resident Services Director to learn more!

Source: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits – HelpGuide.org

The Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, MO 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 Cox Medical Center South and with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Fremont Hills Country Club, Fountain Plaza, Smallin Civil War Cave, 160 Grand Prix Amusement Center, and the 4 X 4 Brewery-Fremont.

Schedule your tour of The Castlewood today

Join The Castlewood team

Follow Us

Copyright © 2024 Arrow Senior Living. All rights reserved.