Humans are social creatures and this desire for deep human connections remains in your senior days. At Rittenhouse Village At Portage, we believe that the retirement period should not be a time where you remain isolated and cooped up. Rather, we believe that there are many perks of socializing as a senior. Read on to find out how socializing benefits you holistically and how you can be more sociable as a senior.
Improved Mental Health
Feelings of isolation can increase the risk of depression amongst seniors, which affects general mental well-being. Hence, being socialized allows you to remain more optimistic and look at the upsides of life. By continually interacting and socializing with individuals, seniors are more motivated to use their minds more frequently. The community at Rittenhouse Village At Portage allows you to enjoy your retirement days free of any baggage and worries, which can allow you to maintain good mental health.
Sense of Belonging
Socializing and belonging to a group can give life greater meaning. Being a part of such social groups can allow you to feel like you are part of a community bigger than yourself. As a senior, it may be easier for you to feel more disconnected when you do not take active steps to socialize. Thus, socializing allows you to ease these feelings of disconnect and feel a stronger sense of connection to your society.
Improved Physical Health
Seniors who are more sociable are also more likely to engage in physical activities. They are known to have higher levels of confidence and as such, as more motivated to go out and exercise. This can serve as an engaging activity whilst also improving your overall health and well-being.
There are many methods through which you can reap these benefits of socialization. Finding an activity or hobby that you enjoy is the first step! After which, you can find like-minded individuals who enjoy these activities too. Through such groups, you can socialize with people who have similar interests as you. Be it scrapbooking, brisk walking, or bird watching, doing things with others is just more enjoyable. Time flies when you are having fun! These groups not only ensure that you remain socialized but can also be a great way to spend your free time.
Being isolated as a senior can greatly affect every aspect of your life. Other than affecting your mental health, it can also manifest as physical deterioration. For example, socially isolated seniors have a higher risk of anxiety, cardiac failure, and dementia. At Rittenhouse Village at Portage, we understand the importance of remaining well-socialized as a senior. Therefore, we organize a variety of different events to engage our seniors in a meaningful manner. If you are looking to join an enriching retirement community, look no further. Being a part of a resort-style residence is the perfect setting for you to socialize with other retired seniors. Our dedicated team works hard to ensure that your time here is as enjoyable as possible through the myriad of activities we organize! Reach out to our team today to learn more!