“It is my calling”

“Someone took care of me throughout my life and now it’s my turn to give back others,” says Vanessa Holm, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and trained medical assistant (TMA) at Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake, Minnesota. “It is my calling.” Vanessa says she was inspired to become a caregiver because she cares about…

Spend quality time with elderly loved ones

Spending quality time with residents is very rewarding, and some of my favorite experiences have happened when I accompanied residents to the county fair. The fair gets residents to think back to memories from their own lives, whether it’s something they raised in the garden or something they entered in a sewing contest. One gentleman…

Senior Corps Week 2016

The week of May 16-20, 2016, commemorates Senior Corps Week, a national effort led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. government agency that administers Senior Corps. Senior Corps connects Americans 55 and over with the people and organizations that need their volunteer services the most. Senior Corps helps them become mentors, coaches…