- Posted December 17, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
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SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY USES UNIQUE APPROACH TO
“I like to get people involved, and I enjoy helping others,” said Vonceil Crowder, Parkway Place resident. “During my 34 years with the Salvation Army, I served in disasters, hurricanes and tornados, and I feel I was placed here for a purpose. That purpose is to help others.”
Crowder is president of the assisted living resident council at Parkway Place. She and the other residents voted to decide where they should donate the proceeds of their sale. The group participates in fundraising activities all year long, and they especially look forward to the sale that allows them to make a significant donation.
“We get thank you notes that just break your heart,” said Crowder. “The families are always so thankful for everything we do, and they are so appreciative. We don’t do it for thanks, we do it because it is the right thing to do.”
The staff enjoys participating in the sale, and they are truly inspired by the giving nature of the residents. The residents also recently bagged rice and beans for the Houston Food Bank.
“I think it is wonderful to see how much Parkway Place residents give back to the community,” said Shannon Schmidt, assisted living activity director, Parkway Place. “The activities give the residents purpose and the ability to participate in something that makes a difference in the lives of others. The residents find it rewarding, and so do I.”