APOPBROCKS.org Alpha Phi Omega Palm Beach Rocks!! An alumni association. Reaching Out For Community Kindness and Service! Why? Because it R.O.C.K.S.!!!!! Giving back, volunteering, volunteerism, serving, service, friendship, leadership or what do you call it? Giving back, volunteering, volunteerism, serving, service, friendship,leadership or what do you call it? Have you been volunteering all your life or just started giving back recently in your 80’s or later years no matter what age? I heard that when you volunteer in your later years those who do live longer. How much research do I need to do to convince you? I don’t know. Some are already convinced. Some just need to see at least 1 proof or evidence. Some need thousands of case studies. Some need just a small random sampling.
I can tell you in my family Aunt Lily volunteered a LOT in her later years and I recall has always been involved in her community her whole life. Aunt Lily lived t0 106! I think volunteering had a lot to do with living a long life. I saw awards she received from numerous events she volunteered and also led. She served in the Orlando, FL area. She also served in the Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY area where her family was before migrating south in her retirement.
Volunteering well into your 100’s is enough evidence for me of the benefits of living longer. If you need more evidence, I suggest open your eyes and take a look at the needs in your community and lend a hand too. You might feel a lot better, have more gratitude and live longer too. No guarantees but whether you live very long into your 100’s or whatever life you lead, you will feel good and be remembered for your good deeds. Guaranteed.
Me, Personally, I’ve always given back since about the 8th grade. My school in Congers, New York, Rockland Country Day School, became my first mentor. 1 week a year the school took 1 week off and volunteered at Nursing homes and community charities. After High School, in college I pledged a Global Co-ed Community Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, Xi Zeta chapter, in Rochester, NY at Rochester Institute of Technology. I also organized a school trip at STAC, another college I attended, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY to see the holiday tree lighting as a petitioning group for a new chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, A Co-ed Global Community Service Fraternity. I recall we got permission for a large full size school bus. After classes ended one day, we led a LOT of students to midtown NYC, New York City. Everyone made it back safe and a great time was had by all. Though then I never saw a new chapter officially formed on St Thomas Aquinas college campus, I am happy to say I saw a copy of my STAC Alumni Newsletter which included GREAT NEWS of a NEW chapter in 2015. That’s FANTASTIC!!! With the help of a lot of friends As a RIT grad, I now lead the South Florida Chapter Alumni group for the past 10 years or so. Each year it is nice to run into RIT GRADS. Giving back, volunteering, volunteerism, serving, service, friendship, leadership or what do you call it?
Another area that is rewarding to GIVE is at West Boca Toastmasters. Other members at West Boca Toastmasters play roles like audience members, speakers, impromptu, evaluators, timers and more.
WEEKLY practice can prepare you to move your career or business or income up 1,000 notches 1 notch at a time. You can do it!!!!!!
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