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Older people could play bigger part in volunteering

An older people’s charity is calling for charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to make better use of older volunteers.

Making a contribution to our communities has been shown to improve social connections, enhance people’s sense of purpose and self-esteem – and as a result, to increase our life satisfaction, happiness and wellbeing. A report from Ageing Better claims that older people are among the first to volunteer but sometimes face barriers to getting involved.