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Is Volunteering Altruistic or Selfish? Or Both?

In a world where "selfie" has become a part of our daily vocabulary, the idea of volunteering might seem like a selfless act worthy of a Nobel Prize. But wait, before you dive into the realm of volunteering with seniors, let me let you in on a little secret: it's not just about spreading love and sunshine; there's a whole heap of selfish rewards waiting for you!

First off, think of volunteering with seniors as a crash course in Time Travel 101. These wise wizards of the golden years have tales that'll make your favorite Netflix series look like amateur hour. From surviving World War II to disco dancing in the '70s, they've seen it all. And guess what? You get front-row seats to the ultimate history lesson! Who needs a DeLorean when you've got Mrs. Jenkins and her epic yarns about Woodstock?

But wait, there's more! Ever heard the phrase "age is just a number"? Well, get ready to put it to the test because when you're hanging out with seniors, you're about to embark on the wildest roller coaster ride of your life. One minute, you're helping Grandma Betty with her knitting; the next, you're belting out karaoke classics like a rockstar at the local senior centre. Forget about bingo nights; these guys know how to party!

And let's not forget about the perks of having your very own squad of seasoned superheroes. Need advice on love, life, or how to fix a leaky faucet? Just ask your senior squad, and you'll have more wisdom than a library packed with self-help books. Plus, who needs Tinder when you've got the ultimate matchmakers setting you up with their grandkids?(full disclosure, this has not worked for me yet but I'm still holding out hope ;)

But perhaps the best part of volunteering with seniors is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get deep down in your soul. Sure, you might start off thinking you're doing it out of the goodness of your heart, but pretty soon, you'll realise that the real gift is the joy, laughter, and endless supply of Werther's Originals they shower you with in return. Who knew that spending an afternoon playing bridge could be better than therapy?

So, if you're tired of living life in the fast lane and ready to slow down, soak up some wisdom, and have a ton of laughs along the way, volunteering with seniors is where it's at. Trust me; it's the best decision you'll ever make. And hey, who knows? You might just discover that the true meaning of life can be found in the most unexpected places—like in a game of shuffleboard with your new BFF, Mr. Johnson.

If you want more info on volunteering for senior's places on the shore just drop me a line! Happy to put you together with amazing organisations that need as much help as they can get.

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