Three Ways for Seniors to Leave a Lasting Legacy

As many seniors age, they want to ensure they’ve made a difference in the lives of others as well as left something to be remembered by. While their contributions, lessons and life experiences are often carried on and treasured by friends and family, there are plenty of other ways to leave a legacy that will go on for future generations while benefitting the lives of others.

“For many, making a difference is of utmost importance,” says Mike Silverman, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Pointe, a senior living community offering exceptional lifestyles in the Jewish tradition. “When it comes to seniors, they know how material possessions can tend to lose their value and may not be as important as finding ways to give back, ensuring the good of others and leaving something behind that will truly outlast themselves and enhance the life of someone else – regardless of whether they know them or not. The challenge, however, is often how to accomplish that. Fortunately, our team at Heritage Pointe can help.”

How You or a Loved One Can Leave a Lasting Legacy

At Heritage Pointe, we know how important it is for seniors to leave a legacy while giving back to others. After all, these are often some of the biggest ideals that have been instilled in them from their childhood and beyond. If you or a loved one are interested in creating a lasting legacy while giving back to others and making a difference, consider some of the following ways!

Pass Something On

Whether it’s a life lesson, a diary of your life detailing your hardships and how you overcame them, your treasured family photo albums or extremely detailed recipe book, giving back to your family or to others can feel wonderful! It is also a good idea to update your will and consider what you will leave for them. Some good ideas include:

  • Creating a trust fund to help pay for grandchildren’s college tuitions
  • Detailing who precious family heirlooms go to
  • What funds will go to charity or an organization you love
  • Which possessions will be donated to charity

It is a good idea to visit a lawyer to ensure you are completing everything correctly to ensure you are preserving your legacy while creating an airtight document to make sure all your wishes and values are met.

Share Your Faith
For many seniors, heritage and faith are priceless. Whether you’re passing down your faith to your children or your grandchildren, helping someone else find peace or sharing how your faith and experiences have shaped you, this can help to strengthen your own personal spirituality while inspiring others to embrace theirs and carry on your beloved traditions and memory.

Give Back

At Heritage Pointe, we provide an array of ways to leave a legacy while giving back. In fact, we believe it’s extremely important to do so! Whether you decide to give back to a charity that has touched your heart, an organization that has made a difference in your life or one that will make a difference in the lives of others for years to come, the options are endless.

Many seniors find that giving back to an organization that works to enhance the lives and health of seniors is a rewarding thing to do as well – especially one that shares their faith and values. In fact, many of our Residents and their families choose to give back to Heritage Pointe for the differences we’ve made and the lives that we’ve enriched. If this is something that interests you, consider giving back through one of our opportunities.

  • Donate to our Heritage Pointe Endowment Fund to help offset operational expenses, maintenance and repairs
  • Give to our Investment Fund
  • Make a difference with our Heritage Fund, which helps Residents in need
  • Get involved with our Create a Jewish Legacy program that helps to build endowment funding for future generations
  • Become a Leo Pinsky, of blessed memory, Diamond Donor Endowment Member
  • Start a new named fund with a minimum contribution of $10,000
  • Ask us about one of the numerous naming opportunities for our campus
  • And so much more!

There are so many more ways to help ensure you create a legacy. For more ideas or to learn more about our ways to give back, please contact us! We would be happy to help! Call Beth Slavin today at 949.284.8980.


Founded more than 30 years ago, Heritage Pointe provides the highest quality assisted living and memory care services to seniors in Orange County. Welcoming to those of all faiths, Heritage Pointe is Orange County’s only community rooted in Jewish culture, tradition and values.

For those who need some level of support to live their best lives, Heritage Pointe inspires independence and wellness through an extraordinary lifestyle, high-quality care, and rich traditions. It’s a trusted, joyful community offering a lifestyle filled with possibilities – wherever a Resident may be on their senior living journey.

Our one-of-a-kind, nonprofit community is open to people of all backgrounds and faiths. Our mission is focused on our Residents and their independence, health, safety, comfort and happiness. Heritage Pointe has deep roots in this community and is committed to providing Residents with the best possible lifestyle and care both now and well into the future.