South High Senior Living Executive Director Helen Porter wrote about the benefits of volunteering for EverythingKnoxville.com.
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.
Read more of Porter’s entry on EverythingKnoxville.com.