Loneliness can increase many health risks and mortality rates in seniors, but an assisted living community can minimize those feelings by making it easier for them to socialize with their peers.
Keeping social can positively impact health, mood and overall well-being. By engaging in a variety of activities like arts and crafts, meal times, games and more, we’ve watched many friendships start and grow among our residents!
Some noted benefits of Socialization in Assisted Living Communities include:
– Reduced cognitive decline and symptoms of depression, a reported issue in more than 7 million seniors, and even dementia.
– Improved nutrition – when living alone, seniors are more likely to suffer from malnutrition. Socializing over meals is one of the easiest and most fun ways to break the ice and strike up conversations with others.
– Improved physical health – many seniors experience a reduction in physical pain, lower blood pressure, and a boosted immune system when they are actively engaged with others.
An assisted living community can maximize socialization, happiness, and quality of life. Providing your loved one with more opportunities to socialize with their peers can help them thrive.