Volunteering is a fantastic way to contribute to the local community, and when it comes to seniors, the benefits of giving something back simply compound.
Older adults who volunteer find it brings them a sense of purpose, connection and inclusion as well as helping them build lasting friendships. But there are also many health benefits as well. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to keep your mind and body active and is well linked by research to improved mental health and a reduction in the symptoms of depression. For those suffering from a chronic illness, it’s reported to act as a great stress reliever and distraction, particularly for seniors with conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with volunteering during Seniors Week from October 8-13. If you’ve always been interested but aren’t sure how to get started, Impact Volunteering holds Volunteering Information Sessions at the Frankston Library from 10-11am on the second Tuesday of every month.
To find out more about how you can volunteer to improve your health and well-being in later life or for more information about the many volunteering opportunities available, head to the Impact Volunteering Information & Referral desk located at the Frankston Library from Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, or visit the Impact Volunteering website at impactvolunteering.org.au
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