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How to Improve A Senior’s Health through Socialization in an Assisted Living. We never notice how big of an impact socializing with other people has on our daily health. Being able to speak with your loved one or even a stranger can decrease an impact on physical and mental health. However, if seniors are experiencing loneliness it may have a bigger negative impact than many people realize. They can easily experience depression, poor nutrition, cognitive decline, and more. As we continue to age, along the way we will lose social connections, due to someone moving away, losing family and friend to illness and death.

However, that should never stop us from meeting other people and making sure our social meter is filled, especially for seniors. Socialization for seniors presents itself with many benefits such as improved mental and physical health as well as better nutrition. Studies have shown that having a consistent interaction with people can reduce the risk of developing depression or dementia in older adults. Also, embracing a social active lifestyle will lead to less physical pain, lower blood pressure and a boosted immune system.

Furthermore, it was found in The Journals of Gerontology that well- designed senior assisted living communities can maximize socialization, happiness, and quality of life. According to dailycaring.com:

“An assisted living community makes it easier for residents to socialize with their peers.

There are plenty of common areas where people can gather as well as structured activities like games, cultural events, dancing, field trips, and more. The New York Times reported that levels of loneliness and social isolation are growing among seniors and it’s taking a toll on physical and mental health. The article notes that many elders benefited from living in retirement communities because of the shared activities, convenience, and a larger number of potential friends with similar interests.”

As a caregiver, it’s always important to stop and think what the best is for your loved one. Many people may have a social stigma towards assisted living facilities, however, they can be very beneficial for your loved one’s socialization.

 

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How to Improve A Senior’s Health through Socialization in an Assisted Living. We never notice how big of an impact socializing with other people has on our daily health. Being able to speak with your loved one or even a stranger can decrease an impact on physical and mental health. However, if seniors are experiencing loneliness it may have a bigger negative impact than many people realize. They can easily experience depression, poor nutrition, cognitive decline, and more. As we continue to age, along the way we will lose social connections, due to someone moving away, losing family and friend to illness and death.

However, that should never stop us from meeting other people and making sure our social meter is filled, especially for seniors. Socialization for seniors presents itself with many benefits such as improved mental and physical health as well as better nutrition. Studies have shown that having a consistent interaction with people can reduce the risk of developing depression or dementia in older adults. Also, embracing a social active lifestyle will lead to less physical pain, lower blood pressure and a boosted immune system.

Furthermore, it was found in The Journals of Gerontology that well- designed senior assisted living communities can maximize socialization, happiness, and quality of life. According to dailycaring.com:

“An assisted living community makes it easier for residents to socialize with their peers.

There are plenty of common areas where people can gather as well as structured activities like games, cultural events, dancing, field trips, and more. The New York Times reported that levels of loneliness and social isolation are growing among seniors and it’s taking a toll on physical and mental health. The article notes that many elders benefited from living in retirement communities because of the shared activities, convenience, and a larger number of potential friends with similar interests.”

As a caregiver, it’s always important to stop and think what the best is for your loved one. Many people may have a social stigma towards assisted living facilities, however, they can be very beneficial for your loved one’s socialization.

 

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Veronica Quiñones

Owner and Senior Advisor

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