Joining new clubs and organizations is one of the best ways for the residents at our Sacramento and San Jose assisted living communities to stay active and form new friendships. One of the most popular clubs among female residents here at Carlton Senior Living is the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is an organization that truly celebrates the American spirit. Here is a closer look at the organization and what it has to offer:
Promoting Patriotism and Celebrating History Since 1890 The Daughters of the American Revolution (commonly referred to as “DAR”) was established in 1890 with the goal of keeping our nation’s history preserved and fresh in memory. The DAR also established their organization to promote patriotism, which they’ve succeeded to do, as there are more than 3,000 chapters both here and abroad.
Requirements for Participation In order to apply to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, you need to know the name of your ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War. Once you’ve sent a request for membership, the DAR will put you in contact with your closest branch.
The Benefits Members Enjoy Each Year Once you’ve become an official member of the DAR, you can enjoy a variety of fun activities and benefits, including a monthly meeting. Another great way to meet people and promote the organization’s values is to volunteer with charities they sponsor.
The DAR’s Commitment to Preserving History Each year, the DAR pledges thousands of dollars and working hours to restore important historical sites like the Capitol Building and the Statue of Liberty. They also hold one of the largest databases of genealogical records in the country, which are available to their members.
If you’re looking for a way to enrich your retirement community experience, then joining clubs like the DAR could be just the answer. At Carlton Senior Living of Sacramento, we strive to provide each resident with the opportunity to stay active both in body and mind. Call us at (888) 431-7163 to learn more about our communities.