Giving every day is not just for kids, families, schools and young adults. If you are retired you can reap even more benefits from giving every day. A large body of research reports on the increased mental and physical benefits volunteering has on seniors and retirees. Personal stories support the research with people stating they feel better, have an new purpose and feel more connected within their communities.
But volunteering is not for everyone. We understand that. But what if we said, completing one give every day also increases your sense of well being, decreases feelings of isolation, and can increase your overall health with one small give a day. We are huge supporters of volunteerism, but know that finding the right place, finding the courage to offer your skills, budgeting the transportation costs for volunteer endeavors can be more than some of us can handle. IF these are some or one of your challenges, try giving once a day and see if it you feel and witness an increase in well being not only within yourself but those who you give to.
If you take a look around, or take a look at our daily giving lists, there are lots of small daily gives you can do as a retiree to make the world, and your world, a better place. Change happens when everyone participates, and what a wonderful way to enjoy your new freedom by giving back and to your self every day.
Sign up for your free individual membership at 365igve and see the difference you make. It just might inspire you to share your life stories and skills further in a volunteer position. You just never know where giving and happiness will take you.