Corporation for National & Community Service sent this bulletin at 07/18/2017 10:28 AM EDT
Americans are living longer than ever and achieving even more. As they enter their second act, they’re choosing to take on new roles after decades of hard work to ensure greater opportunities for the generations that follow. Senior Corps provides an opportunity to harness the experience and dedication of an entire generation for the greater good.
For decades, Senior Corps volunteers have made a commitment to country and community through volunteer service, using a lifetime of skills and experiences. Today, more than 245,000 volunteers age 55+ are serving through Senior Corps’ programs – Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP.
Senior Corps service strengthens communities, and helps its volunteers lead active, healthy lives. Today, we can start to see just how healthy.
After their first year of service, Senior Corps volunteers report improvements in their health, physical capacity, anxiety, loneliness and social isolation, and life satisfaction.
Visit SeniorCorps.gov/HealthyVolunteers to see the specific data points and register for a webinar happening on July 26. You will also be able to learn more about the impact of Senior Corps or find a volunteer opportunity in your community.