We are in the process of installing a new phone system. During this transition, we may experience intermittent outages with some areas of our campus. We are working hard to restore service in a timely fashion. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to improve our systems.
It’s not a surprise that our bodies benefit from physical activity. Exercise gets your heart rate up and improve your balance, strength and overall mobility. However, did you know engaging with others is just as important to your overall health as you age? Unfortunately, it can be challenging for some seniors to connect with others due to friends and family moving away, or possibly limited mobility makes it hard to get out and about.
This can lead to isolation and loneliness, which can have a detrimental effect on your physical,mental and emotional health. In other words, social wellness, one of the eight dimensions of wellness, is key to healthy aging.
By staying connected with others as you age, you will experience a variety of benefits, including:
Connecting with people can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. Some of these activities might be just what you need to find new relationships.
If you are on your own or ready to downsize, this might be the right time to start living among people with your same interests. A senior living community can be the best place to combat isolation with a calendar of activities and a way to gather with others for meals. With a variety of living options available at Peabody Retirement Community, you can find the relationships you need for better overall wellness in all eight dimensions. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a personal tour.