The Health Benefits of Volunteering for Older Americans: A Review of Recent Research

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Use this document to make a case for older adult volunteering.

A growing body of research shows an association between volunteering and mental and physical health benefits. In particular, older volunteers report lower mortality rates, lower rates of depression, fewer physical limitations, and higher levels of well-being. This issue brief summarizes recent research and suggests implications of the findings.

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