Socialization and Senior Care

Posted by Mike McQuinn on November 26, 2013 | no comments

gardeningAssisted Living communities often have many different activities for interaction and socialization. People often overlook the importance of socialization in the elderly, but it is extremely important for senior living. As you age, you become less social and this can have serious effects on your mind, body and spirit. Below, I have listed several reasons as to why it is important that senior care facilities hold activities.

Sense of Purpose & Belonging

One advantage of active socialization is that it can enhance the quality of life in seniors, as well as add years to a lifespan. Socialization allows seniors to make friends and strengthen relationships with one another. They are engaged in activities that each other can share their love for. It helps you feel like you belong and have a sense of friendship with others in the community.

Increased Self-Confidence

When seniors join a group or take up an activity with a group of people who share the same interests as one another, it can make life more fun. Volunteering or having a small job can give them a reason to get up and smile in the morning. When people feel helpful and needed, it can give a sense of self confidence that may not have been there before.

Improved Physical & Mental Health

Anything that boosts self-confidence is obviously good for mental health. In turn, it release good hormones to make people happy and healthy. These hormones can help fight off illnesses and diseases to promote physical health as well. These activities can also make ones mind sharp throughout the years.

Ways to Get Socialization

  • ¬†Join a group or club
  • Volunteer
  • Get a Part-time job
  • Join a senior center
  • Join a church
  • Check out your local community center for activities

As you age, remember that it is important to seek out regular activity to keep you mind and body healthy. Also, remember to find activities that helps you make new friends and strengthen old ones. If you are looking for an assisted living facility that have great socialization activities, call The Manor on Marston Lake at 303-932-9808 today! to find more about the activities we offer, click here.

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