Volunteering has many benefits
Residents gathered again this year to help children in need. Residents stuffed a little under 100 book bags filled with back to school items last year, and this year they stuffed hygiene bags filled with shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, to name a few.
They also un-bagged campus wear and cut off price tags. This was done for the Richland County children auxiliary “The New Store” which provides clothing and back to school items to underprivileged children.
Senior volunteers say they experience significant health and emotional benefits from volunteering. Most (more than 90 percent) feel that seniors who volunteer are healthier and happier than those who do not volunteer. It gives them a sense of purpose, keeps them active both physically as well as mentally and emotionally stable. They are able to overcome feelings of isolation and depression. They enjoy the socialization aspect of the volunteering as well as the need to still feel involved.
by Angela Gardner
Life Enrichment Coordinator
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