The Health Benefits of Socializing

The Health Benefits of Socializing

Meeting an acquaintance for coffee. Joining a walking club. Gathering with friends for games night.

Keeping an active social calendar is good for the soul, but did you know there are tangible health benefits as well?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies show that maintaining meaningful social connections can help prevent serious illnesses, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Depression and anxiety

 

Furthermore, in addition to preventing health concerns, there are a variety of ways that social engagement can actively improve your overall health, including with:

  • Stress management
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Fitness

 

Unlike with exercise, where there are guidelines as to how much you should do, there aren’t any hard-and-fast recommendations on how much socializing you need – it can vary by person. It’s less about the number of hours per week than it is about the general sense of belonging one feels with those around them.

Of course, with aging, it can be difficult to get out as often as one would like, which is why senior living can be the perfect solution. There’s an entire community right outside your apartment door, with a staff dedicated to helping build those bonds.

 

Social Connections at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills

Here at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills, you never know what each day may bring – our residents enjoy tai chi, writing classes and drum classes!

Head to prestigecare.com/beavertonhills to see our event calendar or call us at (503) 520-1350 to schedule a tour and take part in one of our events!

 

To take the free assessment, visit fallriskassessment.com. For more about our community, visit prestigecare.com/beavertonhills.