April is National Volunteer Month

Sharing is caring, right? Well, there is no better time to share your time than the present because April is National Volunteer Month! Helping others is not only a nice thing to do, but it is also beneficial for your health and well-being.

When it comes to your personal protection, it is highly unlikely that you will find someone to volunteer their time to watch over you. You could ask your kids or your grandkids to check in, but you don’t want to be a burden on them. If you are looking for great personal protection that will allow you to live the independent lifestyle you crave, Life Alert Protection is your one stop shop. Life Alert offers the best in personal protection for the home, shower, car, and everyday life.

Simply slip on their lightweight, waterproof emergency pendant and in the event of any life threatening emergency, push the button on your pendant to summon fast emergency help. No matter if you experience a home invasion, a home fire or even a serious fall, Life Alert’s dispatch team can send you the proper authorities fast, 24/7. While you help others this month, let Life Alert watch over you all year long.

Curious as to how volunteering your time can actually benefit you? The Huffington Post[1], along with the United Health Group, commissioned a national survey of 3,351 adults after a volunteer experience. Read about their results below!

  • 76% of people who volunteered in the last twelve months said that volunteering has made them feel healthier.
  • 94% of people who volunteered in the last twelve months said that volunteering improved their mood.Volunteer month
  • 78% of them said that volunteering lowered their stress levels.
  • 96% reported that volunteering enriched their sense of purpose in life.
  • 80% of them feel like they have control over their health.
  • About a quarter of them reported that their volunteer work has helped them manage a chronic illness by keeping them active and taking their minds off of their own problems.
  • Volunteers have better personal scores than non-volunteers on nine well-established measures of emotional wellbeing including personal independence, capacity for rich interpersonal relationships and overall satisfaction with life.
  • Volunteering also improved their mood and self-esteem.

It is clear to see that volunteering is truly beneficial, for all of those involved. Whether you work with animals, the environment or even children, getting out there and sharing your life with others can be so rewarding this April. While you may spend your day helping lots of people, your personal preference after a long day may be to come home to your independent lifestyle; but is your lifestyle protecting you? A fall, when not treated immediately, could turn into a catastrophe resulting in medical bills and time out of your life.  Life Alert medical alert system gets help to you fast with just one touch of a button.  Helping others starts with yourself.  Let Life Alert protect you so you can go out and volunteer to help others.   To learn more of about all of Life Alert services call 1-800-513-2934 for a free brochure.

Works Cited:

  1. Young, Hilary. “Why Volunteering Is So Good For Your Health.” The Huffington Post. 1 November 2013. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilary-young/benefits-of-volunteering_b_4151540.html >.

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