As many of you would know, the sudden inevitable rise in COVID-19 cases earlier this year meant we had to suspend our Senior’s Social Program for the safety of our clients. Everyone understood why it was necessary, but it has been very difficult for some and highlights how important social interaction is for the mental health of us all, and particularly older adults who may be more isolated in their day to day lives.
Studies have proven that having an active social life in your older years makes you happier, healthier and may even help you live longer.
Makes you happy and reduces stress, depression and anxiety.
Keeps your brain healthy and reduces the risk of dementia.
Lowers your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Keeps your body stronger and improves your physical fitness.
So join a class or hobby group, invite that acquaintance over for a coffee, ring a friend or come along to our social group which will soon be back up and running. Our group members enjoy a variety of activities and day trips, and we’ll even pick you up and drop you back home. Get in touch if you’d like a copy of the latest program.
It really is never too late to meet new people and enjoy fun activities. And while doing something for the first time is always a bit scary, the benefits of getting out and about are well worth it.