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Topic- Vocational wellness

 

Volunteering enhances health and feelings of well-being-5108

Volunteering enhances health and feelings of well-being

Individual studies have shown that volunteering may benefit older adults, in part depending on the nature of the activity. To gain the big picture, a research team conducted a systematic review of published literature.

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Vocational wellness

Arts program improves well-being among older adults-5100

Arts program improves well-being among older adults

Over three years, artists conducted workshops every week with four groups of older adults at community centers. Participants created a collective art piece or a performance piece.

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Vocational wellness

Recognizing volunteers may increase their well-being-5078

Recognizing volunteers may increase their well-being

Community service from volunteers falls within the vocational/professional dimension of wellness, often influenced by the dimensions of intellectual, social and emotional. In the United States, over 330,000 people 55 years and older participated in the federally funded Senior Corps, adding to the number of older adults in local and organizational volunteer roles.

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Vocational wellness

Globally, working longer is expected-4776

Globally, working longer is expected

Results of a survey conducted among over 16,000 people in 15 countries focused on economics.

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Vocational wellness

An ideal

An ideal "retirement" means working

A survey conducted among 7,078 respondents age 25 years and older in the United States found that a majority (72%) of people over the age of 50 who were working believed their ideal retirement would continue to include working, although differently than their current careers. Phasing in and out of the workforce, respondents planned for retirement, retired, took a break of about 2.5 years, then re-engaged as entrepreneurs or part-time workers for approximately nine years, balancing work with leisure. After that, leisure replaced work.

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Number of volunteers is decreasing-4645

Number of volunteers is decreasing

In the United States, the pool of people who volunteered ebbed between 2002 and 2013, declining 1.1 percentage points. There were 62.6 million people volunteering in 2013. Women volunteered more frequently than men: individuals ages 35- to 44-year-olds were most likely to volunteer (30.6%).

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