How Socialisation Benefits Seniors?
Staying socially connected and feeling engaged with life becomes more important as we grow older, and not just for mental health reasons. Isolation is a serious health risk for older adults. How can we redesign our lives to enjoy social connections and its benefits?
Most elders prefer to remain indoors as they age. Isolation and solitude may begin with the loss of a partner. It may be compounded by slowly developing physical inabilities such as loss of driving ability, decreased hearing or vision. With friends and peers facing similar issues, there are fewer opportunities for social engagement than in your younger days. Here are some tips to help protect you or your loved ones from the risk of loneliness while enjoying the benefits of socialization.
Social seniors are happy and contented seniors, regardless of the type of living they choose. It's important to get out and get involved.