Socialization can provide seniors with many health benefits. Luckily, care options like our Assisted Living in Seattle, Washington, and Adult Family Homes provide them with many socialization opportunities.
Here are a few ways how socialization can benefit senior citizens that you may not have known about:
- It Can Help Them Deal With and Reduce Stress
Socializing with friends and family increases a hormone that helps reduce anxiety levels, promoting comfort and helping reduce stress. Spending time with others also promotes positive emotions that can help seniors improve their ability to cope with stressors.
- It Can Encourage Recreational Activity
Recreational activity can boost physical and mental health. Spending time with others encourages recreational activity because many activities are done in groups, with friends, or with family.
- It Helps Reduce the Risk of Depression and Anxiety
Socializing with others can help reduce the risk of depression and anxiety by preventing loneliness and social isolation. Spending time with others is also a meaningful activity that promotes mood and positive thinking, which can improve self-esteem and confidence.
We offer Resident Care in Washington at Viewhaven Homes, where your elderly loved ones can meet and socialize with other senior citizens.