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Seniors urged to be volunteers

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As a senior, are you interested in making new friends and contributing to your community?

Consider becoming a volunteer.

As a group, seniors have the time necessary to volunteer, along with having the skills and knowledge that can be shared with other members of the community.

It may come as a surprise to some but there are many benefits to volunteering, the least of which may help you stay healthier and live longer.

Already many seniors volunteer their time, but there is always a need for more.

Volunteerism does not always involve raising money; there are many opportunities to give of your time and experiences to benefit a group or an individual.

Often the time you devote can be flexible and be arranged around your own schedule.

How, you may ask, do I become a volunteer? You can contact a charity or organization in which you are interested, or you can contact you local Volunteer Bureau to find out if they have needs that fit your interests.

In Fort Frances, the Volunteer Bureau is located in the old CN station on Fourth Street West (274-9555).

You also may be interested in joining a group which is now actively working with the Northwestern Health Unit and the OPP to make out community a safer place for seniors.

The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Super 8 Motel here.

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