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Giving back to
the Community

Living!

Without a regular job
to go to, many retirees find
themselves with lots of
time to volunteer in their
community.
Many
community
organizations
need
volunteers
who
are
available during working
hours or who have the
flexibility to travel for days
or weeks at a time. How
Stuff Works had a number
of suggestions for best
ways for seniors to give
back.
Being
a
foster
grandparent or working
with young people in some
other way is a low-impact,
self-guided
opportunity
that is available in almost
every community in the
U.S. The Senior Corps
Foster
Grandparent
program connects people
55 and older with children
in Head Start programs,
area schools and other
youth groups. You can also
try Big Brothers Big Sisters,
children’s hospitals, the
school district and more.
This also provides a sense
of community for senior
residents who live far away
from their own families.
Love
your
local
museum? Volunteer as
a tour guide or docent
at a museum, landmark,
botanical
garden
or
historical site. There may
also be behind-the scenes
work for people with a
passion but who don’t
want that much time with
people.
Meals on Wheels
is
frequently
looking
for volunteers to deliver
meals to local homebound

residents. This is a good
opportunity for particularly
social people; many of the
elderly people who are
recipients of meals don’t
get as many visitors as they
would like, and, in addition
to dropping off meals,
drivers have the chance to
visit with residents. Meals
on Wheels is available in
all 50 states and has more
than 1.5 million volunteers,
many of them retirees,
delivering meals to more
than 1 million seniors each
day.
Want
something
a little out of the box?
Habitat for Humanity
offers opportunities to
help build houses. These
opportunities can be in
your neighborhood, but
Habitat also has retired
and semi-retired volunteers
who go to disaster relief
zones and other parts
of the country as part of
the RV Care-A-Vanners,
a group of about 6,000
volunteers who, as their

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name suggests, drive RVs
to participate in different
homebuilding projects.
Retirees are frequently
a good fit for a variety
of disaster relief efforts,
particularly those with
special skills, such as
doctors, nurses, EMTs,
pharmacists,
language
interpreters,
lawyers
and even chaplains and
fundraisers.

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No Deposit with
Approved Credit
7405 Woodway Dr.
(254) 776-0144

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Midway School District
Olympic-Size Pool, Hot Tub
Pool-Side Internet Access
State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
with Elliptical Trainers, Treadmills
& Lifecycles
Olympic Free Weight Gym
Playground & Kiddie Pool
E-OK Energy Rated
Hardwood Floors
Garden Tubs
Carports
Garages*
Spacious Walk-In Closets
Mini Storage
Media Room / Game Room

Seniors &
Preferred Employer
Discounts

Private Party Facilities
Basketball Court
Controlled Access Entry
Superior Lighting, Courtesy Officer
Superior Management & Maintenance
24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
Professional Pest Management
Business Center with Full Computer /
Internet Access
State of the Art Dog Park
Beautifully Landscaped Grounds &
Courtyards
Seniors &
Preferred Employer
Discounts

254.420.2567

9000 Chapel Road, Waco Texas 76712

Home upkeep?

“I traded it in for the sheer
joy of keeping up with life.”

Life changes for the better when you experience true retirement
living at The Delaney at Lake Waco. Just imagine: no more
housekeeping or lawn service and no more fixing things
around your home. You simply call the concierge and schedule
assistance—from hanging a picture to repairing a leaky faucet.
The chores and upkeep are on us, you can keep up with
everything life calls you to do. Enjoy it.

Call today to schedule a personal visit, or
to request a FREE copy of our Senior Living
Community Evaluation Guide and Checklist.

Call (254) 651-1010 now!

TheDelaneyatLakeWaco.com
2121 W. Highway 6 | Waco, Texas 76710
info@TheDelaneyatLakeWaco.com
AL Facility ID# 106928

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OFFICE, WACO, TX 76701

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