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SIT? "Better than Pills" Evidence of the benefits of volunteering

Last Updated: Wednesday 8 November 2017

This report produced by Edinburgh Volunteer Centre examines assumptions that volunteers provide a unique and special service to older people because volunteering creates an element of reciprocity which in turn, helps older people feel valued and volunteering is a preventative intervention in itself which optimises independence and wellbeing.