Each year, Senior Corps engages more than 245,000 older adults in service through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs, enriching their own lives and benefiting the communities they serve.

Contributing to a growing conversation around the health benefits of volunteering, particularly for older adults, the Corporation for National and Community Service launched two longitudinal studies in 2015 to assess the impact of service on Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers and the caregivers of Senior Companion clients.

New data from the first year of the study shows Senior Corps volunteers report improved health after just one year of service. Volunteers reported decreased anxiety and depression, decreased loneliness and social isolation, enhanced physical capacity, and higher life satisfaction.

To read the full report  and register for the July 26 webinar go to: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/senior-corps-and-health-benefits

Published: July 19, 2017