Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads is blessed by the talents, life experiences and wisdom of its residents. Their voices are heard in all aspects of community life, from financial planning to flower arranging. Farther afield, Goodwin House residents stay active in charitable, religious and not-for-profit programs across Northern Virginia. There is no pressure to get involved, though every opportunity to do so.
By helping others, we help ourselves. “Studies show older adults who volunteer report increased well-being and sociability,” says Greta Christ, our Volunteer Coordinator. “By volunteering in or outside Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, residents benefit from these positive effects and leave a legacy for future generations.”
Residents bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their work on the councils and committees at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. They don’t just talk shop. They provide recommendations for such diverse areas as building operations, dining services, finance and the fine arts.
Indeed, few of the things that make our community special would be possible without the participation of our talented, committed residents. They run the What-Not Shop, the library and many of our religious programs. They welcome newcomers, organize the holiday bazaar and present the annual Spring Fling. Whatever your gifts or interests, there is a role for you at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads.
Across the region, dozens of charities, religious organizations and cultural bodies benefit from the time and expertise of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads residents. You might bump into them in churches, schools, hospitals, museums, homeless shelters and many other places where volunteers are needed. In the words of Greta Christ, “Residents are passionate about their community and care about making the world a better place. We have more than 250 residents who volunteer for causes ranging from poverty and education to voting and human rights.”
We’d love to speak with you about resident engagement and explore how we can help you pursue your life goals at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. Please contact us to schedule your visit and a chance to meet with Greta or one of our senior living counselors.
“Residents at GHBC are passionate about their community and care about making the world a better place. We have more than 250 residents who volunteer, working with all age groups and populations. They volunteer for causes ranging from poverty and education to voting and human rights. In 2019 alone, they volunteered more than 17,000 hours of their time.”
– Greta Christ, Volunteer Coordinator