A healthy social life is particularly important for seniors.
Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory problems can greatly impact the lives of the elderly, and many seniors are isolated both physically and socially. Consistent social interactions help keep people mentally, physically and emotionally fit!
Socialization helps decrease depression and loneliness. With the holidays approaching, this is the hardest time for seniors.
An estimated 7 million people over the age of 65 experience symptoms of depression, and it is estimated that dementia touches 1 in 7 Americans over the age of 71.
According to a study by the Annals of Family Medicine, social contact may be as effective as physical activity in improving mood and quality of life and social participation and social support networks are paramount to long-term positive outcomes and psychological well being for older people.
Heritage Woods of Minooka offers a variety of activities to help seniors with socialization. From Bingo to painting, gardening, crafts, Bible study and more, there are a number of ways to enjoy positive social interactions to stay mentally sharp and intellectually engaged.
Heritage Woods also offers a recreation room, activity room, and lounge areas to visit with family and friends.
Physical ailments, mobility problems or the loss of a spouse or loved one can be an obstacle to senior socialization. Staying active and cultivating healthy relationships can help.
Heritage Woods of Minooka offers assistance with daily activities, including getting to and from activities and dining.
Living in a retirement community is a great way to stay socially connected. Other ways to engage with others include volunteering, joining a club or learning a new skill. Learning to use the Internet is another great way to stay connected with friends and family.
Heritage Woods of Minooka, an Assisted Lifestyle Community for the Older Adult, 701 Heritage Woods Drive, Minooka, IL, 60447, 815-467-2837, www.gardant.com/heritagewoodsminooka