The older generation in Hope Lights fills the important role of honorary grandparent and mentor. Their presence can bring deep insight to children who have often struggled to find role models in their lives.

Older adults 55 years of age and beyond volunteer an average of eight hours weekly in exchange for reduced rents. They may help support families, children, or the community in a variety of meaningful ways — the possibilities are endless.

Hope Lights offers an alternative to the lifestyle many of us face as we age. Remaining connected with, and contributing to, the lives of younger people encourages a continued sense of purpose and enhances well-being.

Seniors also benefit from a community of caring individuals who are eager and ready to help if needed.