5 Reasons to Spend Time With Others

Research has found that spending time with others can play a significant role in overall health as people age. However, we know all too well as we grow older maintaining social connections can be challenging especially when there is a loss of mobility, deteriorating vision or hearing problems or lack of mobility or access to transportation.

When we are not social connected with others, we can experience loneliness and open the door to a number of health concerns. Studies show that loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher risks for health problems such as heart disease, depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline.

Spending time with others is not only enjoyable, it’s also beneficial to your health. Here’s 5 reasons to spend time with others. 

Spending time with others will help: 

1. Enhance psychological well-being and improve quality of life.

2. Protect the brain, improve memory and keep the mind active.  
3. Reduce stress and prevent depression, which is prevalent among seniors. 
4. Boost the immune system. People with strong social connections are better able to fight off infections that cause disease.
5. Release brain chemicals that lesson the impact of pain.  
As you can see, it’s important to stay social. Make social interaction a priority for you or your loved one. We can help! 

Our Friendly Visits are perfect way for you or your loved one to have social interaction. Our  friendly and concerned volunteers enhance the quality of life and relieve loneliness of homebound and disabled persons through on-going and regular visits that are usually once a week.

Ready to have a rewarding Friendly Visit and improve your overall health? Visit our website at NeighborsWhoCare.com or call Neighbors Who Care 📞 480-895-7133.