According to a University of Rochester Medical Center report, research indicates that social interaction provides many benefits for older adults.
Specifically, staying socially active can play an important role in maintaining good physical health, emotional health, and cognitive function. People who continue to maintain friendships and interact socially live longer than those who become isolated.
Some of the many health benefits of social interaction in seniors include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Boost immune system
- Reduced risk for mental health issues such as depression
- Potentially reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Potentially reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease
More reason than ever before to join the happy Cedar Harbor family of socially active clients!