For 73-year-old Rosetta Handy, and the second-graders who dote on her, it's a 50/50 proposition, with winners all around.
"They help me as much as I help them," said Handy of her volunteer work.
As a tutor at Belmont Elementary School in a low-income West Baltimore neighborhood.
"They give you energy. You learn psychology all over again." Recent research indicates.
That Handy knows of what she speaks - documenting significant health benefits for the tutors.
Handy, who worked many years for the Social Security Administration, is in her fifth year with the Experience Corps, a program operating in 22 cities nationwide that trains volunteers over 55 to tutor and mentor elementary school students.