Senior Health and Wellbeing | July 9, 2021
Social Wellness can be described as the ability of any individual to communicate and maintain meaningful relationships with others. In order to feel our happiest and healthiest, maintaining social wellness is equally important as maintaining physical and mental well-being. However, as we age, staying socially engaged often becomes a huge challenge for many senior Canadians.
Much of our life changes by the time we reach the golden years. Adult children move out, family and close friends may pass away, and rising chronic conditions diminish our ability to perform certain tasks or fully enjoy favorite activities. As these changes take place, it is important that seniors have a support system consisting of friends and family. Otherwise, the challenges of aging can slowly begin to take their toll on older adults who live all by themselves, often leading to loneliness, social isolation, or even depression.
By nurturing existing relationships and being proactive about building new ones, aging adults can create a reliable network of friends, keep loneliness at bay, and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
At the same time, seniors who make efforts to maintain their social wellness can expect a number of palpable health benefits too. For instance, it is proven that regular socialization can help strengthen our immune system, resulting in better sleep and increased productivity. Some studies have also shown that regular socialization helps keep the mind sharp and even reduces the likelihood of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
As it often happens, many seniors are not aware of socializing opportunities in their area. For this reason, we have put together a list of proposals that can help seniors to build and maintain social connections in Victoria, BC:
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