Life at Woodlands
Woodlands Retirement Village
Orion House, Bessemer Road
Welwyn Garden City
Herts, AL7 1HE
Tel: 0845 0036 834
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The adage: “You only get out
of life what you put in” is a tried and true saying.
That’s why remarkable acts of kindness are the norm for living at Woodlands.
Helping others achieve what is important to them are
activities we encourage. The Woodland Foundation
makes it easier to share its availability of services with
the local 65 plus community with access to onsite
Will volunteering help you live longer?
If you google “health benefits of volunteering,” you will find many articles citing studies that report that volunteers are healthier, happier and live longer than those who never volunteer. A paper by Dr. Suzanne Richards and her colleagues at University of Exeter Medical School in the U.K. reviewed 40 international studies and found that volunteering was also associated with a positive effect on mental health, reducing depression, increased life satisfaction and a 22% lower risk of dying prematurely.
Does you Good.
Are people happier, healthier and living longer because they are helping? We believe the answer is a resounding YES. The reason we do, is because when asked, people who volunteer, answered that they are less depressed, feel good, and feel they have more control over their lives.