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Glad Tidings for a Rewarding Resolution in 2024

The heart (and science) behind ringing in a new year with volunteering. To build community and wellbeing, here's a good place to start.

At AGEIST, we fully embrace the sentiment behind annual resolutions especially those about improving our lives and the lives of people around us. What better way to kick off the new year than committing to giving back? While volunteering in your community helps those who need it most, it can also compound your sense of belonging and feelings of fellowship.

Finding purpose through resolutions

Fundamentally, many resolutions are about becoming better versions of ourselves. Recent studies from the National Library of Medicine found that most New Year’s resolutions revolve around physical health, interpersonal relationships, and personal growth.

Volunteering can check off many goals tied to health, growth, and relationship in a positive, fun, and action-oriented way. You will feel great and be part of something purposeful that benefits others.

Have we convinced you of the merits of making a resolution to volunteer? If so, we know just the place to start: AmeriCorps Seniors.

Volunteering with AmeriCorps Seniors

AmeriCorps Seniors is the national volunteer organization for adults aged 55 and up. Volunteers join AmeriCorps Seniors to find community service opportunities that match their unique interests.

Over 140,000 volunteers serve in AmeriCorps Seniors three programs: RSVP, the Senior Companion Program, and the Foster Grandparent Program. Research shows that volunteering with programs like AmeriCorps Seniors may

Improve your mood and make you feel healthier
Provide a sense of purpose and make your community a better place
Lower your stress level and provide some relief from depression

Give you a deeper and longer-lasting sense of happiness

If you are looking for an approach-oriented resolution with a little heart, volunteering through AmeriCorps Seniors is the way to go in 2024. Use the AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder tool to find local volunteering opportunities that match your location, passions, and availability. By resolving to volunteer, you can simultaneously improve your community and personal wellbeing.

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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

Ashley Feltner
Ashley is a writer, an artist, and an ideator who has placed storytelling into her process for bringing sales and marketing ideas to life for over 20 years. Her background includes recruiting, training, content development, and ERG leadership within highly matrixed organizations that provide her a unique perspective and an ability to authentically connect with individuals from all walks of life. With the desire to place a little humanity into the digital experience, Ashley believes that words do matter, a little empathy goes a long way, and having a purpose in life is imperative. She and her husband Gabe live in Nashville, TN with two very active teenage daughters and two very lazy field spaniels.

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