Presby’s Annual Day of Inspiration Makes A Difference Across Greater Philadelphia

May 21, 2019

Presby’s fourth annual Day of Inspiration and its volunteer efforts made a difference all throughout the Philadelphia area this past Friday, May 17.

Residents, team members and volunteers donated their time and skills to events and activities held throughout various Presby communities.
Created by Presby team members to enhance the older adult communities they serve, the Day of Inspiration event encapsulates volunteer efforts that engage all in a day of service to address the critical needs of the surrounding community.

This year, approximately 120 volunteers provide over 220 hours of service across 10 projects! Some of the highlights from this year’s day of service included:

SOUTHWEST PHILLY:
Arbor Day at The 58th Street Campus – Sponsored by TD Bank
More than 30 trees were planted on the 58th Street Campus in partnership with TD Bank and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society.

DELAWARE COUNTY:
Unidine Lifestyles Teaching Kitchen
Residents at Grace Court were treated to the “Teaching Kitchen” hosted by Unidine Lifestyles. The “Teaching Kitchen” invited residents to explore food and nutrition in an engaging, interactive, and collaborative environment.

NORTH PHILLY:
Pause for Paws with the Pennsylvania SPCA
Volunteers had a blast with the animals as they assisted with laundry, cleaning dishes, and other supportive efforts. The Presby team of volunteers also donated a large basket of items for the pets in need.

PLYMOUTH MEETING:
Healing Trauma Through Art
Volunteers journeyed from Spring Mill to Silver Springs – Martin Luther School to work with kids on a creative expressive activity. Silver Springs offers children a holistic approach to dealing with complex trauma.

JENKINTOWN:
Turn the Tables on Hunger
Rydal Park hosted a food drive to support the Food Cupboard located in Roslyn, PA. The Food Cupboard provides a variety of foods to low-income residents of Montgomery County to reduce food insecurity and improve nutrition.

SOUTH PHILLY:
Putting The Unity back in Community
Cantrell and Jackson Place team members spruced up Jackson Street, Cantrell Street and Weinberg Park! Volunteers helped by collecting trash and litter, restoring park benches and general street cleaning.