Help yourself by helping others. Volunteering is a surprising gift to yourself and your community. Find friends, learn new skills, stay physically and mentally healthy, and gain a purpose.
Volunteering gives you a new social network. Find friends with common interests, neighborhood resources, or fun activities. You gain self-confidence from helping others. This sense of accomplishment and self-esteem combats depression and stress. In addition, regular contact with others builds a support system to lean on should you ever need it.
Community service is healthy for your body and mind, especially for older adults. There is a lower mortality rate for individuals who volunteer than for those who do not. Volunteering has proven to reduce symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.
There are many ways to lend a helping hand, so find what’s right for you.
If you need ideas, call our funeral home (217) 222-4907.
Our staff can connect you with local organizations that would benefit from your assistance.