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Giving & Receiving: The Surprising Side Benefits of Volunteering
June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDTFree
We all know that our service can make an important difference in the lives of others. But did you know that volunteers also benefit in direct ways from their service? Research involving volunteers over 50 confirms that they are healthier in mind and body, more socially connected, and have better quality of life than their peers.
Join us to learn more about these findings, hear personal accounts and share your own, and find out how you can take advantage of these benefits through Boston Cares and other volunteer engagement organizations.
Presenters include Claire Connacher, doctoral candidate at UMass Boston; Heather MacIndoe, PhD, associate professor and director of the graduate program in public policy at UMass Boston; and Sara Hamilton, executive director of Boston Cares.