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April 26, 2024

Memory Care Volunteer Opportunities

Category: Memory Care

Author: Hannah Dannewitz, Memory Care Director

Volunteering in the Rock Creek Senior Living Memory Care Neighborhood can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Our Neighborhood caters to individuals living with many different types of dementia. Volunteers play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life for our residents. From providing companionship to participating in stimulating events, the opportunities for volunteers are both meaningful and endless. Let’s delve into the various types of events you, as a volunteer, can be a part of within our Memory Care Neighborhood.  

Kahy volunteers in The Neighborhood, helping memory care residents craft cozy blankets.

There are numerous ways to volunteer in the Memory Care Neighborhood here at Rock Creek! Whether it’s leading an exercise class or engaging in one-on-one conversations, the possibilities are endless.

Some of the engagement opportunities currently available include:

  • Crafting Club
  • Musicians or Singers
  • Gardening
  • Game Hosts
  • Exercise Instructors

Do you have a talent or passion you’d love to share? I’m open to ideas!

Volunteering in a Memory Care Neighborhood strengthens social connections and fosters a sense of belonging to a larger community. It’s an opportunity to give back to something important, meaningful, and greater than yourself. Serving others feels rewarding.

Your time as a volunteer makes a meaningful difference for our residents. We had a resident who used to play the piano. When a volunteer played, the resident with dementia started playing alongside her, even though she hadn’t played for decades!

To become a volunteer in our Memory Care Neighborhood, contact the Memory Care Director. We look forward to hearing from you!

As you can see, there are many benefits from volunteering in the Rock Creek Senior Living Memory Care Neighborhood. It provides an opportunity to form meaningful connections, promote personal growth, and make a positive impact. You will also gain valuable insights, foster community engagement, and enhance mental and emotional well-being. Reach out to schedule a rewarding experience that will enrich your life and the lives of the residents.  

A group of elderly people in a room with their arms up, participating in an exercise session with a volunteer instructor in The Neighborhood.


Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, IA offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Mercy One Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Briarwood Golf, The District Shopping Center, Saylorville Lake Marina, Big Creek State Park, and Ankeny Community Theater.

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