Help us honour a senior in your life through the Salute to Senior Service program at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Nominees have a chance to win $5,000 for their favorite volunteer organization. Join us March 30th from 1:00 – 2:30pm at the Mississauga Senior Center located at 1389 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON to celebrate a senior hero in our community. Click here is read details of the event.
Many older adults that volunteer feel a greater sense of purpose and well-being. Seniors can experience huge health benefits simply by getting involved. For a vast majority of seniors who volunteer, their community service helps define who they are. According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, nearly 100 percent of North American senior volunteers say that, when compared to other things they do in their lives, volunteering is important. One in five senior volunteers says it is the most important thing they do.
“Older volunteers are finding ways to use their lifetime of skills and experience to make an impact on issues they care about,” said Dr. Erwin Tan, director of Senior Corps, who serves as the expert U.S. source for the Salute to Senior Service program. “Whether they serve every day or a few times a year, older volunteers contribute to the health and vitality of their communities by tutoring at–risk students, providing job training to veterans, supporting independent living, or responding to natural disasters.”
In the meantime, your loved ones might benefit from the assistance of a Home Instead CAREGiver to keep up with the activities they love. To learn more, contact Home Instead Senior Care in Mississauga. If you have questions about the Salute to Senior Services event in Mississauga or would like help maintaining your volunteer efforts – please contact us at 905-276-2273.
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