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(Courtesy of Metropolitan Family Service)
Metropolitan Family Service
Published: 23 August 2017

Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) is co-sponsoring a free Encore Circle event with the Hollywood Senior Center.

An 'Encore Circle' is an informal gathering of people 50+ designed to connect older adults to community based volunteer opportunities to help children and youth thrive. Participants share stories about the benefits and challenges of building cross-generational connections and inspire each other to take action.


Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave in Portland. 
Thursday, August 31 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.


Giveaways, Coffee, Pastries and amazing stories of impactGiveaways, Coffee, Pastries and amazing stories of impact

Please RSVP by calling 503-288-8303

According to data from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a growing body of research shows an association between volunteering and mental and physical health benefits.

In particular, older volunteers report lower mortality rates, lower rates of depression, fewer physical limitations, and higher levels of well-being.


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