Older adults should consider volunteering

Older adults should consider volunteering

Following retirement, many people find themselves at a loss and are unsure of what to do next. This can lead to depression in a lot of people and it is easy to stay in the house and fail to do exercise. However, volunteering is a great way to bring purpose back into a person's life again, by helping out a good cause. David McCullough, chief executive of WRVS, stated: "There are tens of thousands of older people who want to keep contributing to society, who want to remain independent, who want to stay in their own homes." To recognise those older adults who volunteer and encourage more to join their ranks, the Diamond Champions campaign has been launched. The scheme marks Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and celebrates other older adults that contribute to society by volunteering in their local community. By continuing to use their skills after retirement, people can make a real difference to the lives of others and themselves. Find the nearest Barchester care home.