Join Hands Day

Join Hands Day is about uniting the older generation with the younger generation in a day of volunteering. Join Hands Day is a day of community service that specifically targets and develops relationships between young people and adults through neighborhood volunteering. Youth and adults work together on an equal basis to plan, organize and implement the day's activities. Join Hands Day is always held on the first Saturday in May, making planning each year easy.

Below you will find a Join Hands Day Planning Guide. This guideis specific to Assured Life and provides all the information needed to put on a successful Join Hands Day project. It includes some simple project ideas for you to consider as well.

Assured Life Association's Join Hands Day Planning Guide

DBIA Lodge 15, Des Moines, Iowa - Join Hands Day 2015

According to our records, no chapter has participated in a Join Hands Day project since 2011. After a 3 year void, DBIA Lodge 15 in Des Moines, Iowa stepped up in 2015!

The Lodge and its youth partners decided to plant flowers at Luther Memorial Church. Five lodge members, 3 Girl Scout members and 3 other youth joined hands in this beautification project for the church.

Easy Steps

  1. Establish a Committee
  2. Identify a Youth Group (start with your kids or grandkids)
  3. Choose a Project
  4. Plan
  5. On May 1, 2021 - Do Your Project

Facts on Aging

Per Sherrie Mcgregor, Ph.D. (PsychCentral), exercise programs do generally produce improvements, often dramatic ones, even among very elderly participants. For example, one researcher reported that 80-year olds and 90-year olds who had completed a 10-week strength-training program showed more than a 100 percent increase in their strength, and significant increases in their walking speed and stair climbing ability.
Sherrie Mcgregor, Ph.D. (PsychCentral)

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