Benefits of Volunteering in Your Senior Years
When it Comes to Volunteering Later in Life, Those Who Give Also Receive.
Research over the past twenty years shows that senior citizens who volunteer experience better mental and physical health and greater life satisfaction.
Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Volunteering
An estimated 9 million people aged 65 and older volunteered their time in 2007. As more Baby Boomers continue to retire, that number is expected to climb to 13 million by 2020. Studies indicate that these volunteers have lower mortality rates, greater functional abilities and lower rates of depression. Experts believe those numbers are tied to the … read more
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