Loneliness and social isolation in older persons have been linked to an increase in high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety and depression. Senior PALS, an AmeriCorps Seniors program of LIFE Senior Services, utilizes the power of volunteerism to reach out to those who may feel alone and let them know that someone cares. There are three different ways to help:
We all need a little support every now and then. Please consider giving the gift of your time to remind someone that they are special and they matter.
For more information on volunteering with the Senior PALS program, please contact Joan Hutchings at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1256 or email@example.com.