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Have You Thought Of Volunteering?????

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

As you age, volunteering can:

a. Decrease depression
b. Improve your sex life
c. Both of the above

Answer: c. It's well established that middle-aged and older people who spend time volunteering are less prone to depression, but it was a pleasant surprise when University of Pittsburgh researchers found that a sense of "higher purpose" in life, often achieved through volunteering, led women to report more enjoyable sex lives.

I volunteer for American Girl and also read to Pre-K students...............haven't noticed any change yet............ emoticon
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INFLATED 2/10/2013 4:44PM

    I fall asleep in the recliner. My husband asks me, "Are you coming to bed now?" I will have to start volunteering to go to bed, then my sex life should improve. emoticon emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 2/8/2013 1:31PM

    hmmm... something to think about... thanks for sharing!


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PATTISTAMPS 2/7/2013 12:14PM

    Hmmmmm.... Maybe my DH & I can volunteer together??? LOL... I am not currently doing any volunteer work (still in the workforce) but have on and off forever. Time for a new shot at it.

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FLAME42 2/7/2013 11:29AM

    Right there with you...no great changes, but do enjoy the volunteering when the weather permits. Think we read the perfect story yesterday, The Snowy Day....

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JESSBOND 2/7/2013 10:29AM

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123ELAINE456 2/6/2013 9:57PM

  Great thing to do if your health permits it. It is helping people iest fortunate than you are. Very rewarding most of time. Go for it. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Lovely Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!

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ARTJAC 2/6/2013 8:58PM

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CHARTHESTAR 2/6/2013 7:43PM

    I am volunteering at a performing arts center. Last weekend it was the symphony and this weekend Shrek/

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BROADBRUSH 2/6/2013 6:47PM

    tried very hard - but most places have their volunteers for years and years and the list is long- you have to wait for someone to die.


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1MYSTERY_LADY 2/6/2013 6:30PM

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1CRAZYDOG 2/6/2013 5:59PM

    Ummmm . . . Yes, B caught my eye too! LOL

HUGS

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JAYMELYNN5 2/6/2013 5:52PM

    B. sure caught my eye!! emoticon LOL!! My boys n' I volunteer at Christmas time for the Boys and Girls club.

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MS.ELENI 2/6/2013 5:36PM

    I wish I could volunteer. I have thought about making some dog blankets

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