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The Importance of Staying Socially Active for Seniors
Healthy Aging | 03/4/21
Did you know that socializing can offer abundant health benefits? When you spend time with others, you reap the benefits improved mental and physical health as well as an extended lifespan. However, it can be difficult to stay socially active when you’re trying to focus on your physical healthy by keeping your distance from others.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, we’ve been urged to stay socially distant from others to help decrease the spread of the virus. This physical separation may make it seem harder to nurture the connections we have to loved ones and our community, but there is an array of opportunities to help improve your social wellness from a safe distance.
Below are a few ideas for seniors to keep a safe distance while still being socially active.
At Winchester Gardens, we want to make it easier for residents to stay socially active, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents Marylyn and Dick Masia moved to our community in March 2020, right as the coronavirus was in full swing and lockdowns were being initiated. While this time hasn’t been easy on anyone, they told us, “We’re loving it! There are very lovely people here and we’ve made a lot of new friends in spite of having limited access, so that’s exciting.”
If you’d like to learn more about how Winchester Gardens can contribute to your overall wellbeing and offer a life well lived in nearly any situation, contact our team today.