The best dog breeds for retirees

The best dog breeds for retirees

Dogs are social and affectionate animals that adore human company, great for a retiree who wants to receive and give love. Also, they are proved to be great for one’s emotional and physical health. A walk in the park with a dog can change your mood for the rest of...

Is a 55+ home a good Investment?

Is a 55+ home a good Investment?

Buying a house is a life changing event, which some people can’t even afford, especially youngsters. That is why it is such a difficult decision to make. There are expectations that need to be met because an investment entails a future profit. However, after 2008,...

Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community

Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community

While many retirees welcome the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, others may be reluctant to take this big step. Moving to a retirement community entails a change of lifestyle. Hence, here are some important questions and inquiries you may be...

Skincare tips for 55+ adults

Skincare tips for 55+ adults

Skin Aging is a natural process that happens when the skin starts to lose its ability to regenerate itself. Pigmentation, lack of elasticity, and alteration on the collagen fibers are some of the signs that indicate that this process is beginning. But don’t panic!...

national volunteer week 2021

National Volunteer Week at Corbinton Living

Happy Volunteer Week! In honor of this week dedicated to giving back, we wanted to share with you how are employees gave back this year!

Blue Heel Development and our employees are committed to celebrating and contributing to local organizations who make a positive impact on our community. With the challenges times many are facing this year, our employees each chose a charity to pay forward the generosity that we’ve received to benefit others.

StepUp Ministry

“My family continues to support StepUp Ministry in Raleigh, a non-profit organization that teaches adults and children employment and life skills to develop stable careers and improve their lives. In such a challenging time for so many, StepUp and similar training organizations are ever more important to the people of our local communities.” – Whitt

StepUp inspires adults and children at economic risk to take responsibility for every aspect of their lives through holistic programs, meaningful relationships, and compassionate accountability.

The majority of StepUp financial support is from local individuals in Wake County. StepUp is an interfaith, ecumenical ministry that invite individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs to join our mission of adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.

Interfaith Food Shuttle

“As longtime volunteers with the Interfaith Food Shuttle, our family chose to support their mission of helping our neighbors who are facing food insecurity.  The organization provides hunger relief, community health education, urban learning gardens and agricultural education to our local community. “-  Bryna

The Food Shuttle recovers and distributes nearly 6 million pounds of food per year, and teaches skills for self-sufficiency including culinary job skills, shopping, and cooking healthy on a budget, and how to grow food. Approximately 36% of what they distribute is fresh produce. This food comes from retail food donations, the Food Shuttle Farm, and volunteer food drives.

They feed people through programs such as BackPack Buddies, Mobile Markets, Grocery Bags for Seniors, School Pantries, our Mobile Tastiness Machine, and by partnering with over 100 local agencies in neighborhoods throughout their service area to reach people at their point of need.

Haven House

“We are grateful that as a family our children have a safe home and are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.  Unfortunately, that’s not true for many youth in Raleigh.  It’s difficult to comprehend the helpless feeling of being a child stuck in a terrible home circumstance without anywhere to turn to for help.  This is why our family chose Haven House, which provides a place of refuge for young people in difficult circumstances. “  – Kyle

Haven House Services is the place where youth who need help find it. Founded in 1973, Haven House operates 11 programs that help more than 1,200 youth in need each year overcome their challenges and find a path to success. Whether they are experiencing homelessness, a crisis at home or school, gang involvement, or problems involving the juvenile justice system, they help youth identify their goals, connect with needed resources, and build skills needed for long-term success.

YMCA

“We chose the YMCA because their mission is to empower young people and inspire action throughout communities. They work locally to provide resources to help children and adults build relationships and provide a better future for themselves and their families. The YMCA’s focus is in helping the community. We think the feeling of community is so important, especially now. We would like to help them in continuing their mission to give kids the opportunities we have and support them in making a better future for themselves” – Julie

Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors, and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. They are committed to help everyone reach their potential through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.