Davis County has a need for volunteer drivers to take seniors to medical appointments. Veterans are especially needed for transporting other veterans. Davis County Senior Services provides the vehicles but drivers are needed.
“Volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, during later life, volunteering is even more beneficial for one’s health than exercising and eating well,” said Dawn C. Carr, MGS, Ph.D. In her “5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer” blog published in Psychology Today, she reported that “Older people who volunteer remain physically functional longer, have more robust psychological well-being, and live longer.”
Veterans have a history of Answering the Call to Service for our country. They continue to report for duty as community volunteers here at home. Volunteering helps to promote a sense of purpose through service to others. Continued engagement provides social connectedness and personal value that sometimes diminishes as we age. This especially applies to veterans.
Veterans and non-veterans, do something good for yourself while doing something good for others! Please contact Davis RSVP at 801-525-5094 for more information or a listing of other volunteer opportunities.