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Jul 10, 2012 7:26 PM

Senior Style: Volunteering can add years to your life

TUCSON - As older adults age, staying active in their communities through volunteerism is not only a good idea, but can add years to their lives. Research has shown the more active they stay, the more enriched and healthy their own lives will be.

Today on News 4 Tucson at 4 p.m., Gale Morgan from Spendido Tucson stopped by the studios to discuss opportunities for older adults to stay active in their communities.

As their own adult-aged children no longer rely on their parents for day-to-day needs, staying connected through volunteerism and philanthropy can give older adults a sense of purpose and usefulness. Whether gardening, tutoring, or preparing care packages for soldiers, giving back to the community provides great payback for active older adults.

Check out the video above to learn more about the benefits and options for volunteer work for older adults in Tucson.

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