Research has shown the older olders who volunteer frequently live longer and report fewer disabilities.
Volunteering provides physical, social and mental activity, but above all, it can provide a sense of purpose. The safety and health benefits of volunteerism reach beyond the individual volunteers.
Other benefits to volunteering:
• Opportunity to share your knowledge with individuals who truly appreciate it
• Ongoing support and education
• New skills developed through ongoing training
• Mileage and expense reimbursement