Retiring does not have to mean an end to all work. In fact continuing to work at a reduced level has resulted in positive results. A 2020 study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that seniors who volunteered just two hours per week, after four years realized the following benefits:
- Reduced risk of mortality
- Reduced risk of physical functioning limitations
- Increased amounts of physical activity, and
- Better psychosocial outcomes, such as increased optimism or a stronger sense of purpose in life.
FPG Plant & Animal Sanctuary would love to exchange your knowledge of skills for a positive outcome in your health. There are plenty of tasks needed to be done at the sanctuary that seniors are able to perform. From animal cuddling to administrative work, you can make the difference.
In retirement, seniors often look to giving back to the community. Well look no further. Fellowship for Perpetual Growth has activities that can make you feel young again. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team.