Hi. I’m Connie. As a serial “Grandmapreneur®”, I speak to retirees or soon-to-be retirees on the benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship in Retirement. This blog post will help you know more about the benefits of volunteering, which you will need as you consider starting a business.

Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

Do you want to give back and enjoy some benefits in the process? Volunteering might just be the best choice for you. Here are the five benefits of volunteering for seniors:

1. Volunteering is great for your mental health.

Volunteering Is Great For Your Mental Health

Volunteering keeps your brain active, which helps improve your mental health. Productive activities can make you feel happier and enhance your outlook on life. In addition, research shows that volunteering may also decrease your risk of dementia and other cognitive health issues.

Volunteering also helps you fight loneliness and isolation, which can negatively impact your life. 

Fortunately, seniors who volunteer experience less loneliness than those who do not, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service.

2. It connects you to others.

Volunteering Connects You To Others

Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, especially if you’re new to the community. It improves your ties to the community and widens your support network. It also lets you get in touch with people with the same interests.

Additionally, it helps you practice and improve your social skills as you regularly meet new people. Once you have momentum, it’ll be easier for you to make more friends and contacts.

3. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose. 

It Gives You A Sense Of Purpose

As seniors grow older, our sense of purpose begins to fade. While this sounds sad, it’s a reality that seniors face.

Children grow up and move out of the house, we retire from our jobs, and some hobbies become more challenging. Fortunately, volunteering works both ways. It can help you as much as the cause you choose to support. 

You see, it helps you reclaim a sense of purpose. It can also recharge you with a new purpose for life: helping your community. It can also help you set and accomplish other goals, such as learning a new skill. 

4. It increases physical activity.

It Increases Physical Activity

Physical activity is crucial in stayin healthy as we age. 

Volunteering makes you move, whether you are serving meals at a soup kitchen, cleaning your local parks, or joining group exercises. Remember, staying fit after 50 is a must for you to make the most out of your golden years. 

5. Volunteering helps you learn new skills.

It Helps You Learn New Skills

Doing the same things over and over again can be boring. If you have too much time on your hands and are bored, volunteering can help spice things up. 

It lets you try things you’ve never done before. During this journey, you’ll learn new skills and push yourself a little outside of your comfort zone. You can even develop a passion you never knew you had. 

Conclusion

Volunteering improves your mental and physical health, connects you to others, gives you a sense of purpose, and helps you learn new skills. So, what are you waiting for? Start volunteering at your community now! 

Disclaimer: The material and information contained in this article are for general information purposes only. You should check with a financial advisor before making any business, legal, or other decisions.

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As a serial “Grandmapreneur®”, Inukai speaks to retirees or soon-to-be retirees on the benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship in retirement.

Retired from teaching Technical Writing at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University for four decades, Connie Inukai became an award-winning inventor at the age of 68.

Author of "How I got My Product on QVC, The Today Show, The View, and More...In Retirement", she helps others generate free publicity for their products.

She is the creator of Write Your Selfie®, where she inspires people to write their life stories in a fun and easy-to-read format.

Featured in Entrepreneur magazine, “6 Reasons to Pursue Entrepreneurship in Retirement,” Connie encourages Baby Boomers to have an active retirement through business or social entrepreneurship.
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