Volunteering Can Reduce Hypertension Risk in Older Adults


According to research published in the Psychology & Aging journal, older adults who spend their time volunteering at least 200 hours in a year are less likely to develop hypertension compared to their non-volunteering peers.

The findings expose larger increase in psychological wellbeing and exercises also were significantly associated with at least 200 hours of volunteer participation.


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Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.




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Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design


Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.




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