MorseLife Residents, Staff and Volunteers Package and Deliver High Holiday Meals to Community Seniors in Need
Residents living at The Levin Palace at MorseLife, along with hundreds of community volunteers, took time out of their busy schedules in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah to package and deliver holiday meals to lonely and isolated seniors living throughout Palm Beach County.
As one MorseLife resident expressed, “When you are fortunate enough to have a beautiful life, the only way to express your gratitude is to do something for someone less fortunate.”
Volunteers spent the day delivering a “holiday in a box,” which included meals, wine, soup, challah, apple & honey, and homemade honey cake. Many of the seniors who received meals were lonely widows and widowers or Holocaust survivors accustomed to enjoying the High Holidays around the table with friends and family, but due to life circumstances now find themselves alone. Volunteers spent time visiting with these individuals and providing needed companionship to help make their holiday brighter.
Residents at MorseLife’s senior living community are encouraged to “live younger,” enjoying food, fun, family, friends, freedom while looking forward to the future. Research indicates that isolation poses health risks, while living life with a glass-half-full mentality adds years to one’s life. Through the many volunteer programs at MorseLife, residents and volunteers can share their joyfulness, optimism and connectivity with the greater community.
MorseLife’s Homebound Mitzvah Program for Passover and the High Holidays gathers hundreds of community volunteers to assist with pre-delivery meal packaging and/or meal delivery to more than 2,000 seniors throughout Palm Beach County. Volunteer opportunities that benefit community seniors in need, such as the Homebound Mitzvah Program, are made possible through generous donations to the MorseLife Foundation.
For more information on volunteer opportunities visit the MorseLife Foundation website.