Community Service

For many years, community service was an important part of the ldfds curriculum. The emphasis on volunteer work was based on a profound belief in the power of altruism as a potent therapeutic agent: simply said, helping others improves self-esteem.

Meaningful service expands our world-view, provides a sense of perspective on our personal struggles and allows us to experience our ability to directly impact the lives of others. We volunteered in retirement communities, animal shelters, soup kitchens, and nursing homes.

We have decided that it’s time to resurrect this aspect of the program. Tara Spadola, our social worker, will be spearheading this effort and will be sending you more specific information.

We welcome your suggestions and ideas.