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The Benefits of a Good Book | Evergreen Senior Living

ESL_ChampaignBlog.11.12.21

The feeling of sitting down and reading a good book is something that anyone can enjoy. Books have the amazing ability to take you somewhere you've never had the means to go before. They can send you on an adventure that the real world couldn't offer and meet people you could only dream of. Fantastical situations and facts that you can't believe are actually true can be hidden away behind every cover. Those are only a few of the many reasons why it is beneficial to be an avid reader.


As we live our lives, it can be easy to put off reading or stop doing it altogether. After all, there are plenty of other forms of entertainment that require far less effort and thought to enjoy. Our lives can get busy, and we can end up never finishing a story or refraining from starting a new one. However, reading is something that can provide benefits well beyond the words on the page.


Not only is reading a fun activity to provide a break from the world around you, but it can also provide a diverse range of massive benefits to those who do it regularly. Finding the time in your day to read a new book can provide many benefits for seniors. Even reading a chapter a day can deliver a boost to mental and social health in ways you wouldn't expect. Reading the same book with a friend can even provide social benefits.


Some of the benefits reading often may offer aging adults are:

  • Sharpening Decision-Making Skills
  • Improving Mood
  • Reducing Stress
  • Delaying the Onset of Dementia
  • Overcoming Depression and Loneliness
  • Improving Brain Activity
  • Increasing Social Interactions through Book Clubs
  • Providing a Hobby to Pass the Time
  • Improving Sleeping Patterns
  • Preventing Memory Loss


Reading plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of seniors. At Evergreen Place in Champaign, our library offers an impressive selection of books in all genres for our seniors to enjoy. From historical accounts to modern mysteries, there is always a story to be enjoyed!


Call today or visit our website to learn more and become a part of the Evergreen Place family.

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