While many of us enjoy a day off for Martin Luther King Day, we must remember that it really isn’t a day off. It’s a day on. King is known for his commitment to social justice through non-violent measures. And one of his most famous quotes asks the question, “What are you doing for others?” This day, honoring King and his legacy, is a way to answer that question by volunteering your time to serve your neighbors.
If you have the day off or are retired, why not do something to help another? It won’t just benefit the community; it will also benefit you! Research from the Corporation for National & Community Service has shown that older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from their volunteer activities.
Are you ready to do good and feel good? There are plenty of ways you can serve your community – even from your home! If you are looking for ways to honor MLK, we have a great list of volunteer ideas for seniors.