There is lots of talk about the importance of staying physically active as we age. As true as this is, another important aspect of staying healthy is to remain socially active as we age. For the Red Deer seniors in the care community, there are many ways to remain social active, and the benefits of doing so include:
- Improved Quality of Life
- Keeping your mind active
- Physical Health Benefits
Improved Quality of Life
For Red Deer seniors, some of the best memories you may have probably involve time spent with loved ones throughout your life. As you continue the retirement years of your life, it is important to continue to make new memories and spend time with people. By staying social as you continue to age, you will forge new memories and new experiences that you will cherish, with people both old and new to your life. This will not only help you to feel better, but to avoid unwanted consequences of isolation including depression.
Keeping your Mind active
Staying social allows you to find opportunities to participate in a number of different activities. Social groups offer seniors opportunities to play games, discuss books or other topics, and keep your brain working and thinking. The brain is like any other part of the body, the more it is used, the stronger it is. By being social and participating in social gatherings, you will keep your brain stronger and functioning better for years to come.
Physical Health Benefits
Remaining social also brings with it a plethora of physical health benefits. Social interaction has shown to increase immune system functioning. Further, social gatherings mean more physical exertion, whether it is simply going for a walk, participating in lawn bowling, or even joining a yoga group. Finding active social activities can help keep your body working better, and feeling younger.
These are just some of the many benefits of staying socially active as we age. Thankfully, with all the opportunities in the Red Deer Seniors Care Community, you should not have too much trouble finding others to be social with.