Journal of Psychology and Aging

Volunteering May Reduce Heart Attacks in Older Americans

Posted on 01/10/2012 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringAs you try to make good on your New Year’s resolution to be healthier, make sure that volunteering is a regular part of your routine. Research from several studies shows that older Americans who volunteer live longer and report having a higher quality of life compared to those who do not. The Journal of Psychology and Aging reports that volunteering regularly reduces depression and increases overall satisfaction in life for older adults. Comorbidity of depression and cardiovascular disease has long …