The Benefits of Being Social for Older Adults

August 21, 2019

The Center offers over 50 activities and events every week that include both physical and mental stimulation. We have outdoor activities year-round and many types of indoor activities that you can use to improve your lifestyle.

We offer a social environment for adults age 45+.  Social contact improves your mood and quality of life. If you aren’t maintaining social interactions on a daily basis, you may be putting yourself at risk for depression or even dementia. Staying socially active can help you maintain good physical and emotional health as well as cognitive function. Not only does interaction with peers lead to a sharper mind, but it gives you a sense of belonging and keeps you connected to the world around you.

In addition, there are health benefits of being socially active, such as a potentially reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and even some cancers. An active social life can boost your immune system and improve your nutrition, since you tend to eat more when you’re around others. Being social can lower your blood pressure and potentially reduce the symptoms of depression.

Social activity is vital for your health and mental well-being and we are here to help you remain active as you age.

Posted on August 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm

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