A warm glow and sense of connection aren’t all you get from volunteering: It can improve your mental health and help you live longer too. A leading researcher explains why.
Most of us know that if we eat our fruit and veggies, exercise often, and avoid smoking, we have a better chance of living longer and healthier lives. But your doctor may not have told you there’s a link between volunteering and health. Published recently in BMC Public Health, the paper finds that volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22 percent reduction in the risk of dying.
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This Great-Grandmother Has Volunteered For 73 Years and Doesn’t Plan To Stop Anytime Soon. Mary Bochanis, 92, is the Red Cross’ longest-serving volunteer, but she still makes it home to catch her soaps.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, you can find Mary Bochanis volunteering ― a service she’s been performing for the last 73 years.
The sprightly 92-year-old great-grandmother is the
Back to School Tip of the Day: Volunteer your time or expertise. Dozens of research studies have shown that children whose parents are involved in their school do better academically and socially.
If you would like to help…CASA in the Pines need volunteers. “If you help the least of these…” Matthew 25:45
Your heart goes out to a child who is hurting! These children need lots of Grace, Mercy and Help! Would you consider being a CASA Volunteer. Phone: (936) 634-6725. Ask for Natalie Shocklee Thornton.