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Donating Time to Others
Volunteering is one of the best ways to get busy, be helpful and serve your community.
You can even do it while you travel the world.

COUNTY high school

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in the rocker on the porch or spending

Spanish teacher Judy

every day on the golf course. Those two

Dickerson has spent a lot of time

activities are good, but not all the time.

volunteering for various organizations

There is still a meaningful life to be lived."

ETIRED ROANOKE

in the area and has come up with some
BELOW:
Volunteer Judy
Dickerson spend her
time volunteering for
numerous organizations.

significant thoughts about the potential
for volunteering and its ultimate rewards.

She says, "Gone are the days of sitting

She suggests you consider volunteering
your time and expertise because:
*	

"It is good for the health of your
brain. When you find the right
activities that help you use your
skills productively, your brain is
nourished. When you expand those
skills into areas in which you have
had interest but no time to pursue,
your brain keeps expanding. You will
live longer and be healthier.

*	

"You will be physically healthier. You
will have a reason to get up every
day. You will continue to care about
your appearance. You will think
about your weight and what you eat

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