Tips for Healthy Relationships in Older Adulthood: 3

 

Tip 3: Volunteer your time. 

Giving back to your community not only helps you feel connected and fulfilled, it is also a wonderful way to meet new people.  It’s important to consider the risks during the pandemic, but there are many ways to donate your time virtually. 

Some ideas include asking your place of worship if there are ways you can help virtually or spending time virtually tutoring a student who is learning remotely.  You can also consider ways to give back that also align with your hobbies. For example, if you like to sew, sewing homemade masks for a local organization can be a great way to give back and feel like you’re contributing to your community.   

Volunteering can give you a sense of purpose, while strengthening social connections, but during a pandemic, it may require some additional intentionality and careful planning in order to do it safely.