Encouraging news. The spirit of giving is growing among older folks. Senior volunteering hit a ten-year , increasing from 25.1 percent of all seniors in 2002, to 31.2 percent in 2011, according to a study by the Corporation for National and Community service.
Volunteer time is time well spent. Studies find that doing charitable work has a positive effect on one’s physical as well as mental health. Not to mention all the good it does for the beneficiaries of the charity.