South High’s executive director featured by Everything Knoxville

South High Senior Living Executive Director Helen Porter wrote about the benefits of volunteering for

Studies have found some amazing benefits of purely sharing your time! It gives a whole new meaning to the idea that you have to give to get. In one study, individuals over 50 who were volunteering had 38% fewer nights spent in the hospital. In a Carnegie Mellon study, 200 hours of volunteering per year correlated to lower blood pressure. 

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