There are two ways to think about promoting brain health: taking care of your own and volunteering to help others. Here are a few ideas to help with both.
Expect the unexpected as a disaster preparedness and response volunteer
Natural disasters, and some made directly by humans, are becoming stronger, lasting longer and occurring more frequently than ever. As a volunteer, you can help in a variety of ways—from educating yourself and others and helping communities prepare, to responding directly and helping neighborhoods rebuild.
4 ways to raise mental health awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at a time when 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, there’s never been a better time to make a difference as a volunteer.
Make a Difference as a Disaster Relief Volunteer
Mother Nature has always brought her share of surprises, but their impact, and frequency are on the rise. You can help make a difference in the lives of those affected by disasters.
As a volunteer, you not only have the opportunity to improve your community. there are also multiple benefits you can receive in return.
Help someone you know create simple advance directives, which can communicate emergency and end-of-life wishes, eliminating the burden on a patient's family and friends.
If you, a friend or a family member has been affected by drug or alcohol addiction, you can be particularly helpful as a volunteer.
Health is Our Greatest Wealth
A healthy community is a happy—and caring—community. And it's easy to help your neighbors maintain their wellness. Give blood, get moving or find your niche in nutrition. Whatever you do, help to ensure a healthier future for all.
Health Benefits of Volunteering
Did you know volunteering to help others is healthy for you? Lower your stress, increase your self-confidence and get a physical rush of energy.
Boost Brain Health in Your Community
Help your friends and neighbors stay sharp and get the most out of life as they age.
Have a friend or loved one struggling with the demands of caregiving? There are many ways you can lend a hand.
Get Active, Get Outdoors!
Here are some easy ways to do good - and feel good - by getting outside and brightening your community.
Mind Your Screens and Cues
Educate you friends and family about the importance of preventative healthcare and help them get that care.
Take a Loved one to the Doctor
Encourage your loved ones to make an appointment for a checkup or screening.
Care for a Caregiver
Discover resources on public benefits, accessible transportation, home safety, and more!
Help Someone Stay Cool During Extreme Heat
Help prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths in your community.
Start a Walking Group
Get up and get moving. Here's a fun and easy way to stay healthy with your friends and family.
Operation Hurricane Prepare
Make sure those in your community are prepared for an emergency or natural disaster.
Operation Emergency Prepare
Try these simple ways to prepare for emergency situations in advance.
Home and Safety Tips and Tools
Help turn your loved ones homes into safe spaces.
Operation Energy Save
Decrease your home energy expenses with these simple tricks.
Make Your Own First Aid Kit
This first aid kit is sure to come in handy as you continue doing the hard work that you do.