As seen on guideposts.org
In 2018, the Good Samaritan Society is collaborating with Guideposts magazine to bring you the series, Living Longer, Living Better. We hope these life-affirming stories — no matter your age or stage of life — help you find meaning and hope.
The video above features Chad Brower, strategic partnerships director for the Good Samaritan Society. Watch it to hear his motivational message about finding the spiritual aspect of an activity that he's passionate about.
If you rest, you rust." – Frank Kluge, an ActivLife ambassador at Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village in Denton, Texas
Frank Kluge's experience as a volunteer in the gym has benefited him as much as his students, he says.
“We learn a lot because we’re getting a chance to mentor or teach or to work with them."
Ambassadors are on hand to help when the clink of the weights or the settings on a machine are intimidating. These volunteers act as mentors for new wellness program participants and those who need extra encouragement.
Watch the video below to see the ambassadors in action.
Mentoring across the ages
As seniors age, they may not feel like they can make a difference in the life of a child. But children benefit from nurturing relationships with adults of all ages, and adults benefit when they interact with children.
We've compiled three multi-generational stories from locations across the United States.
Staff-to-staff mentoring can lead to improved employee retention, morale building, ongoing career development and organizational learning.
A good mentor can be likened to someone providing a road map for you to achieve your goals, and then letting you drive the car.
In some organizations, a formal program is in place. However, an informal culture of mentorship can be just as powerful.
We've compiled three stories about co-workers mentoring each other in locations around the United States.
Are you worrying?
God is present in all situations of our lives — the good and bad. A pastor from the Good Samaritan Society shares a brief devotional about the role that prayer can play in life's ups and downs.