Posted on August 11, 2016 By admin With 0 comments

August – Keeping Social as we age

Keeping Social As We Age

Humans are naturally social beings. Without social interactions humans will feel isolated. Social isolation carries a high risk for loneliness, depression, very little or no physically activity with a greater risk of high blood pressure.

There are many benefits to being social at any age of our lives.

  1. Social interactions have many health benefits. It can reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, mental health issues which relates to social isolation.

  2. It improves your well-being.

  3. It helps you stay connected. Social activities help gives a person a sense of purpose and can give a sense of achievement. Being social and participating in social activities can help seniors stay involved and active within the community.

  4. Being socially active and attending and participating in activities can help stimulate the mind. It allows a person to learn and develop new skills.

How does a person keep social?

  1. Stay in touch with your neighbors, friends and family and set social dates with them on a regular bases.

  2. Visit a senior center, take part in activities with other seniors and volunteer in your community.

  3. Become a part of a social group and enjoy activities with other seniors, engage in bingo, cards or book club while making new friends.

  4. Join cooking classes learn different style cooking relating to proper nutrition or explore a new hobby.

  5. Get active join a gym or fitness center to stay physically fit while engaging in the community.

Tips for staying social: Stay busy, get out often, and schedule regular social visits with your families such as; grandkids. Some people use internet or phone to communicate long distant. Volunteer at schools, community centres or with any organization of your choice. Staying socially active and maintain a healthy relationship with the people surrounding you.

Also, check out March 2016 topic regarding the power of community for tips for being involved within your community. Remember to keep heat and sun safe this summer.

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