Volunteering with Senior Citizens for Community Service Day


Woodbury staff and faculty volunteering at Lyngblomsten on Community Service Day.

The Globe University-Woodbury campus closes its doors for a day in honor of the 9th Annual Community Service Day. On this day, the staff and faculty volunteered taking residents of Lyngblomsten, a healthcare, housing and services organization for older adults, to the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) Back to the 50’s Car Show at the Minnesota State Fair.

About 21 staff and faculty partnered up to walk the residents through the car show, where they engaged in great conversations while enjoying the nostalgia of the vintage cars. This is the second year the staff and faculty have volunteered with Lyngblomsten, and each year they comment on what a wonderful time it is to spend the day with the residents.

“This is such a great volunteer experience for our staff and faculty,” said Lisa Palermo, campus director at the Globe University-Woodbury campus. “Not only do we get the opportunity to get to know these amazing residents but we get to spend time showing them these cars that bring back memories for them. Overall, it’s a wonderful way to showcase our “We Care” philosophy with such a great organization filled with extraordinary people.”

“We are grateful for volunteer groups like Globe University that make it possible for Lyngblomsten residents to attend events like the car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The residents enjoy the experience in the community as well as the one-on-one interaction with volunteers. Both aspects are important and enhance the lives of older adults,” said Shannon Parker, manager of corporate and community engagement at Lyngblomsten.

About Lyngblomsten:

According to Lyngblomsten, they are a Christian nonprofit organization serving older adults and their families through healthcare, housing, and community-based services. For more than a century, Lyngblomsten has been caring for the elderly and providing support for their loved ones while engaging the hearts of volunteers and donors who help carry out their mission.

“We appreciate the generous gift of time from volunteer groups that make these events possible and enhance the lives of older adults in the community,” said Shannon.

Community Service Day:

Each year the Globe Education Network hosts a Community Service Day where they close campuses so the staff and faculty members can volunteer in their local communities. This day is a day designated to illustrate our “We Care” philosophy to the communities our campuses reside in.

Our mission consists of two simple, yet powerful words: We Care. We care about our employees, our students, and the communities we serve. We will demonstrate We Care by preparing career-focused, community-minded graduates for the global workforce.