One of the most common fears older adults face as they transition out of the workforce and into their retirement years is losing their sense of purpose. This makes perfect sense when you consider that some of us spend our adult lives working jobs we love. So it’s only natural that some people experience feelings of aimlessness and isolation in retirement. The good news? It doesn’t have to be this way! In this post we’ll show you how to volunteer your way out of a retirement slump – and reap several surprising health benefits in the process.
If you’re wondering how something as simple as volunteering at a soup kitchen or picking up trash at a local park can improve your health and wellness, you aren’t alone. The connection isn’t exactly obvious, but research shows it’s absolutely real. In fact, according to an article published by the Cleveland Clinic, the benefits of volunteering can include lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression and stress, increased happiness and even a longer life!
At Western Home Communities it’s our mission to assertively create fulfilling lifestyles for the people who call us home. Want to volunteer here? Call Carolyn Martin, our director of volunteer services, at 319.277.2141 or email her at email@example.com.
If you’re interested in learning more about our senior living options, fill out our form or give us a call at 319.277.2141 today. We can help answer your questions so you can make a more informed decision about your retirement.