Active Choices’ volunteers assist and support older adults on their journey to developing and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
An individualized exercise plan is created focusing on cardio, strength, balance, and/or flexibility. Volunteers then call their participant every few weeks to track progress and offer encouragement and support as they work on their exercise goals.
One of our Active Choices volunteers, Sylvia Witt, started volunteering in the program in February 2018. Here is a little about Sylvia and her experience in the program:
What are some of your hobbies? Playing music, sketching, watching Planet Earth with my cat.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Louisville? Attending live performances of every kind to see local talent, especially if for a good cause!
What led you to start volunteering with ElderServe? I found in myself the energy and compassion I could invest in doing my part to aid and cherish our community’s elders.
Do you have a favorite volunteering memory? No specific memory – My participant always brightens my day. Her outlook and mentality are so vibrant, and I hope to meet her one day soon.
Anything else you would like to share about your volunteering experience? Acknowledging the remarkable abilities of the bodies in which we find our conscious minds brings us closer to fulfillment and to the sublime earth itself that breathed us alive!
We are so thankful for Sylvia, and all of our Active Choices volunteers! Thank you for helping older adults in our community live a healthier lifestyle.