WHY ROTARY AND VOLUNTEERING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

Rotary – and volunteering – is good for your health!

The Rotary district that covers Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands is reacting positively to a statement by the country’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies.

She says:

“Staying in work, volunteering or joining a community group can make sure people stay physically and mentally active for longer.

“The health benefits of this should not be underestimated.”

 

Rotarian John Sayer, who heads the Rotary district that covers Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands, says

‘joining Rotary should be a New Year resolution for 2017.’

Said the district governor:

“A recently published public health document says that volunteering is good for your health.

“This is a time of year when people resolve to do more for themselves and their communities in the coming year and Rotary has the perfect solution.

“When the chief medical officer confirms that joining a community group, such as Rotary, enables people to stay physically and mentally active for longer, is warmly  accepted by our worldwide organisation – and particularly our local district.”

He added:  “It is my experience that being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to the community by volunteering.  It is also about people bringing their skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive – whilst making great friends along the way.”

 

Anyone interested in joining Rotary can email enquiry@d1210.org