One day I went to the Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE) thinking I’d volunteer for a half day a week. That was eight years ago. Now I’m there all the time. I instruct brain fitness classes, fall prevention and emergency preparedness. For me, volunteering is the definition of happiness. It gives me a sense of purpose – something to get my teeth into. When I get up in the morning, I know l’m off to SAGE. If you’re thinking about volunteering, get active first. Start by joining a program, hang out with the people, then when you’re ready – volunteer!