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Benefits of Staying Social as You Get Older

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 20, 2015 3:10:33 PM

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Socializing is important and can be quite rewarding to your overall health. When you are socializing, you are engaging your mind, emotions and sometimes your body when you engage in physical activities like dance or bowling. A thriving social life enhances our well-being and can contribute to greater satisfaction in many aspects of life.


Here are some ways socialization can contribute to your overall health and happiness.

Brain Health

Staying socially active is a wonderful way to keep your mind healthy and sharp as you engage in lively discussions and interactions with others. Participating in clubs and community activities gives you an opportunity to interact with people who share your interests. Having an active social life can help prevent memory impairment in people over 50 by giving them positive ways to interact with others and live a fulfilling life.

Improves Physical Health

By staying social, you have many opportunities to participate in physical activities with others. Socializing while exercising is a great way to have fun and stay healthy and active all at once. Sometimes a partner in exercise is just the motivation you need to keep moving and stay fit. There are many options to choose from whether it’s walking, table tennis or swimming to keep you socially and physically active.

Enhances a Positive Attitude

Staying socially active helps you continue to be confident and positive and self-assured. Joining other adults either in clubs or volunteering with a special interest makes life more enjoyable. Contributing your time to a cause can continue to inspire you to live with a driving purpose and to engage in activities that are meaningful to you.

Improves Your Overall Health

Having the opportunities to interact with people and having a voice in how a community is run helps you stay engaged and active. The benefits of social interaction come full circle as you share your knowledge and skills with committees and organizations.

Kendal at Oberlin residents know the importance of social activities and committees provide a variety of opportunities to satisfy individual preferences. Providing a truly supportive and integrated community reflects our core values as a Quaker-driven organization. The vibrancy of our community depends on the interaction of each member.

If you have any questions about events at Kendal at Oberlin please check out our events page or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you! 1-800-548-9469

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Sources:

http://www.alz.org

 

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