The Aldridges Talk About The Benefits of Volunteering

Ron and Cheryl Aldridge

Ron and Cheryl Aldridge have been volunteering for years. For Cheryl, her love for helping others started when she was in high school, while Ron started volunteering after his military career was over. They both have given so much of their time to helping the community, that they received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Hearts & Heroes ceremony.

While volunteering is a wonderful way to spend your time, we also wondered if it had any benefits for your health. It was no surprise that there are many benefits to volunteering.

According to the Mayo Clinic, volunteering keeps you physically and mentally active, decrease the risk of depression, reduce stress levels, develop new relationships and possibly help you live longer.

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