Carlyle Place Gives Back to the Local CommunityBy Carlyle Place
Carlyle Place contributes more than 2,800 volunteer hours a year to social accountability projects and events. Our residents and staff participate in programs and volunteerism in a variety of ways.
Advocacy & Community Involvement
Carlyle Place provides volunteer hours to the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Our Executive Director, Tom Rockenbach, co-chairs the public policy committee for Leading Age of Georgia. Our staff and residents provide leadership and expertise to local community boards and committees
- • Leading Age
- • Macon Little Theatre
- • Macon Symphony Orchestra
- • Meals on Wheels
- • Kiwanis Club
- • Uptown Rotary
Our community participates in several in-kind donation drives and fundraisers for local agencies and charities including
- • American Heart Association
- • Alzheimer’s Association
- • Habitat for Humanity
- • Middle Georgia Food Bank
- • Loaves & Fishes
- • Local schools
- • Local religious organizations and churches
Being good neighbors
Carlyle Place attracts residents from all over the country. Our community encourages local purchasing and investing in local entertainment, venues, and cultural venues by offering transportation to community events, retail facilities, and healthcare agencies.
Local Macon agencies and groups including Golden Opportunities, Meals on Wheels, Pine Pointe Hospice, and Kiwanis Club make use of our meeting space. Our residents are involved in community recycling programs as well as Adopt-A-Spot beautification efforts.
Everyone can contribute
Many of our residents have spent a lifetime investing their time and talents into their local communities. For some, physical challenges exist that prohibit going out into the community. As a result, Carlyle Place has worked to bring volunteerism opportunities directly to our residents.
Our staff has partnered with the nursing and medical programs of local colleges and universities so our residents can help students with interviewing and observation techniques.
- A few times each month our residents make sandwiches for Loaves and Fishes
Carlyle Place has created service learning opportunities for high school and college students in the surrounding areas, including a music therapy internship for students at Georgia College & State University. Additionally, students in various programs at Middle Georgia State College, Central Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Mercer University, and more, earn service hours by visiting our campus and working with our residents.
Our activities staff is always open to new ideas and for community service projects. Residents are encouraged to suggest new ways to get involved and engaged in our local area.