Socialization Health Benefits for Seniors
Having a social network of family and friends is essential for everyone's health and overall wellbeing, and your senior is no exception. The risk for social isolation and loneliness increases the older we get. By socializing, we can stimulate our bodies both physically and mentally. There are many potential advantages to senior socialization, some of which include:
Mental Health Benefits:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves cognitive function
- Lowers risk of developing depression
- Provides intellectual simulation
Physical Health Benefits:
- Can lower blood pressure
- Increases brain health
- Boosts Immunity
Emotional Health Benefits:
- Increases quality of life
- Creates a positive mood
- Enhances self-esteem and confidence
- Provides a sense of purpose
Our assisted living and supportive living communities provide many activities and opportunities for your loved one to interact with other seniors. We encourage our residents to be active and find ways to engage in their interests and passions.
- Physical – Exercise classes like Sit and Be Fit, strength training, or balance and weights
- Mental – Challenge the mind with puzzles, Jeopardy, and computer classes
- Spiritual – Participate in church services and Bible studies
- Artistic – Attend movies, see musical performers, arts and crafts, cooking, and scrapbooking
- Outing/Community – Take trips to sporting events, concerts, scenic drives, or dinner theaters.
At Evergreen Place Assisted Living and Evergreen Village Supportive Living in Normal, we know that socialization is critical for our everyday health and quality of life. No matter how social your loved one may be, they will always have a community that they can count on. To learn more about our campuses, contact Evergreen Place (309) 451-9355 or Evergreen Village (309) 452-7300, and schedule a tour today!