The Barclay at SouthPark Embraces Giving Back to the Greater Community
September 12, 2023
Acts of Kindness Add Up to Healthier, Happier Lives for Residents of The Barclay at SouthPark
Not a day goes by at The Barclay At SouthPark that residents of the senior living community in Charlotte, North Carolina, are not doing something to spread love and support local charitable organizations.
The luxury rental senior living community offers many ways for residents to give back to the greater community. Those efforts, which are an integral part of the culture of The Barclay at SouthPark, are heartily embraced.
In August, residents donated more than 600 items—book bags, notebooks, pens and pencils—for students in need heading back to school. In September, residents will participate in a food drive to collect canned goods, boxed foods and other items for people in the greater community facing hunger.
InReach-Smash 2023 in September, is a pickleball tournament which The Barclay At SouthPark sponsors. There will also be residents competing. The event raises funds for the non-profit organization that provides housing, jobs and other supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Residents have recently made donations totaling $2,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Residents and staff will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2023 in October to raise even more funds for the organization. Their goal is $5,000.
Also, beginning in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, residents are joining together to knit or crochet prostheses for women who’ve undergone mastectomies.
As this list shows, volunteering and supporting those in need in the greater community is a priority at The Barclay at SouthPark. Yesenia Velasquez, life enrichment director at The Barclay at SouthPark, says providing residents with various ways to volunteer or donate absolutely helps the greater community. Additionally, she says, it benefits residents by enhancing their emotional well-being.
“It maintains their sense of purpose. It lifts them up to do something good for the community,” she says. “Everyone benefits.” Velasquez says she’s always impressed with how the residents of The Barclay respond to calls to help out local organizations in whatever ways they can. “Being kind is one of the many ways in which the residents of The Barclay really shine,” she says.
The Barclay at SouthPark
The Barclay at SouthPark is a Life Plan Community located on a picturesque campus in Charlotte, North Carolina—named as one of “America’s 100 Best Places to Live” by ideal-LIVING Magazine and ranked as one of the “best places to retire in North Carolina” by U.S. News & World Report. The Barclay is conveniently located in the heart of the SouthPark neighborhood, on a campus where urban meets suburban. The Barclay offers independent living that supports a vibrant lifestyle for active seniors. Briar Creek Health Center, located onsite, offers assisted living, memory support, respite care, Medicare-certified short-term rehabilitation, and skilled nursing, thus providing a complete continuum of care. The Barclay at SouthPark is owned and operated by Liberty Senior Living, LLC, a division of Liberty Healthcare Management that specializes in senior living and retirement communities. To learn more about The Barclay at SouthPark, visit www.BarclayAtSouthPark.com To learn more about Liberty Senior Living and the communities they offer, please visit www.LibertySeniorLiving.com.