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Giving Back and Volunteering

After 4 or more decades in the workforce, many women over 60 are deciding to spend more time volunteering in retirement. This is a win-win situation. Giving back provides us with a sense of purpose, while we enrich the lives of those around us.

8 Ways to Be with a Sick Friend When They Most Need It
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8 Ways to Be with a Sick Friend When They Most Need It

Recently, I came down with a terrible bug that progressed quickly and mercilessly into bronchitis then asthma. I was rendered helpless for a few days, feeling too weak to venture far from my bed. Read More

How Volunteering Can Enrich Your Life After 60
2 years ago

How Volunteering Can Enrich Your Life After 60

What improves your quality of life? What do you need to feel content and satisfied? Researchers asked retirees what was most important to their quality of life. There were four key answers: Read More

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60
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The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60

Being a generous person feels good. We know from personal experience that it feels great to acknowledge another person and connect with them in a kind and helpful way. Many of us have also experienced the self-confidence and sense of purpose that comes from helping others. Read More

5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity for Women 55 and Over
2 years ago

5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity for Women 55 and Over

By  •  Lifestyle

Why is finding the right volunteer opportunity important?

Not only does giving back to society provide you with a strong sense of purpose and fulfillment but it’s also good for your health and overall well-being. Read More

5 Excellent Reasons Why We Should Volunteer in Our 60s (Consider #2)
2 years ago

5 Excellent Reasons Why We Should Volunteer in Our 60s (Consider #2)

Do you want to make a positive difference somewhere? Do you want to do something special, something meaningful? Most of us do, but often, we think it’s too late. We’re ‘over the hill’ and our useful days are over. Read More

10 Steps to Starting a Food Rescue Organization in Your Community
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10 Steps to Starting a Food Rescue Organization in Your Community

I first learned about the topic of food waste reduction two years ago. After doing some research, I was compelled to blog about it. Read More

7 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60
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7 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60

So here we are at the next phase in our lives. We’re retired. Most of us are reasonably healthy, full of life and engaged in the world. We want to make a positive difference, do something special and meaningful. Read More

Discovering a New Way of Volunteering in Retirement: Do What You Love and Share It with Others
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Discovering a New Way of Volunteering in Retirement: Do What You Love and Share It with Others

With the holidays upon us, it is a wonderful idea to find time to honor the holiday spirit by volunteering. Read More

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others
4 years ago

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others

When you are suffering from low self-esteem, it’s easy to get caught up in your own thoughts.

No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you are worthy of praise, there is always a little voice in the back of your head, pouring cold water on your arguments. In some cases, thinking about our lack of self-confidence can actually make you feel worse. Read More

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older
4 years ago

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older

By  •  Lifestyle

I had breakfast recently with two friends in their 70s. Both have enjoyed very successful professional lives, but are now struggling with how to “give back” in later life. Read More