Older Americans are an able and critical segment of our great society, who, through their active wisdom and engagement have much to offer. They can help create a more prosperous future for the most vulnerable among us.
A program that grew from a pilot project in the late 1960s, The Foster Grandparent Program places seniors into schools, juvenal detention centers and transitional housing facilities to help at-risk youth.
We can point to numerous surveys that relate the benefits of volunteering and well-being, but maybe you're more of a show-me type and need proof. Consider these volunteers who are still making the time to serve others past age 100.