Often times, the hobbies and creative skills that people have are handed down from generation to generation, as a Legacy of Love and Learning. Helpertunity honors those elders who have passed on their talents to others, and invites Helpertunity's Friends and Contributors to post "Legacy of Love and Learning" Memorials to Helpertunity's Facebook Page, or submit them for inclusion on this Helpertunity Project Page. Send e-mails and photo attachments to: Eileen@Helpertunity.org.
Any time is the right time to discover a new talent or interest!
After 30 years as a school teacher, and a busy day at the theme parks enjoying her "retirement job," Helpertunity's Corporate Secretary, Dorothy Gill, still enjoys a bit of volunteer time. She has a specialty for applying her talents to "creative retail" efforts; by providing fundraising resources and programs that reach out to kids.
Helpertunity was there when Karen wanted to start reconnecting with old friends online, and the journey led her right to a treasure trove of new ideas on creative social sites like Pinterest. So, despite limited hearing and impaired peripheral-vision, which keeps Karen from driving, she enjoys gathering with friends online to exchange craft patterns and healthy new recipes:
Helpertunity's Volunteers have been hard at work bringing generations together, while honoring history and diversity; by providing creative recreational resources for fun and life-skills education.
The classic art of letter writing is quickly being taken over by today's tech-based social-networks. There are two groups of folks, however, who still appreciate the rare joy of getting a post card or letter in the good-old-fashioned mail; Nursing Home Elders & Summer Youth Campers.
Keeping the mind sharp is important as we age... but staying young-at-heart requires trying new things with a bit of daring and playful experimentation. Helpertunity combines each of these elements with their inter-generational elder & youth activities that are inspired by the fun of Science & Nature!