To Older Adults:
Adults in their senior years face social, physical and emotional changes and new challenges, especially if their income is low and mobility is limiting. The result may be isolation – even depression. The Foster Grandparent Program especially benefits those who would participate if cost were not an obstacle. With hourly stipends and transportation assistance, Foster Grandparents can look forward to the rewards of living a higher quality of life. This can yield important health, social and emotional outcomes – the outcomes that come from being useful and appreciated.
Doing good is good for you!
Volunteering reduces… Volunteering increases…
Depression Physical fitness
Chronic pain Mental capacity & agility
Stress Sense of purpose and well-being
Risk of disease Social connections
Isolation Life expectancy