We all know how important it is to exercise, eat nutritious meals and get the right amount of sleep, especially for older adults.
But what about the importance of finding friends? Where does that fit into a more holistic approach to health and wellness?
According to an Oxford study, older adults in senior living communities who maintain social ties with others in their community experience an elevated sense of well-being.
Social interaction is a premier element of any senior care approach, especially at a Life Plan Community. Sometimes Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), Life Plan Communities like East Ridge at Cutler Bay offer a full continuum of care under a LifeCare contract.
Keep reading to find out more about senior socialization. We’ll look at how it improves quality of life, helps seniors meet new people and strengthens interpersonal connections.
The Benefits of Socializing for Seniors
Interpersonal relationships can take many forms. Inviting family members to the community is fun, but maybe you’re looking for something a little different.
Whether you’re looking for something platonic or exploring the possibilities of a new romantic relationship, meeting up for coffee, dessert, or a movie is always on the table. Joining a book club can also be a great way to make close friends, as it’s likely you already have common interests. You can also check out local area attractions or go for a walk around the community, taking in the sights of beautiful Cutler Bay.
You might sign up for a social media account like Instagram or Facebook. This can help you connect with a whole new group of people your age. It’ll also allow you to stay in touch with family and friends, allowing you to make new memories each and every day.
Whatever sort of activity you choose, it’s critical to focus on your physical and mental health. Remember that the ultimate goal is your reduced stress. Boosted mood and emotional well-being are sure to follow a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Combine that with comprehensive health care services to meet any of your future needs and what do you get? You get the ideal new home for you.
As mentioned above, this is what’s known as a LifeCare contract. With a plan like this, you can take confidence that your life, finances, diet and health are in order. Life Plan Communities like East Ridge at Cutler Bay help seniors make the most of their time by providing for their every need and being there, always.
East Ridge at Cutler Bay: Revive. Relax. Rediscover.
East Ridge at Cutler Bay offers independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and respite care. Schedule a tour on our contact page and come see what our community can do for you.