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Seniors volunteer for Foster Grandparent Program in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va (WAVY) — When it comes time to retire, it can be hard to accept your days will be lighter and there may be less people around you on a day-to-day basis.

For many seniors, this can lead to depression and loss of a healthy lifestyle.

However, a recent study shows volunteering with the youth in your community can help you live longer and avoid those feelings.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found Senior Corps volunteers reported much higher self-rated health scores, compared to older adults in similar circumstances who do not volunteer.

Eighty-four percent of volunteers in these programs reported stable health after two years of service...

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