The Benefits of
Socialization for Seniors.
How important are socialization and engagement as we age? Quite simply, very important.
Research consistently shows that socialization plays a big role in maintaining quality of life — especially for seniors. Older adults who have strong social networks seem to not only enjoy a higher quality of life, but they tend to live longer and are healthier.
Socialization: Home vs. Community Life
In senior care planning, many believe remaining in the beloved family home for as long as possible is the best option. But research shows living at home with few opportunities to socialize can lead to age-related medical conditions.
The (Many) Health Benefits of Socialization.
As we age, it’s especially important to meet new people, build new relationships, and enjoy the many far-reaching benefits of a large — and active — social network. Other scientifically supported health benefits to socialization include:
Stronger immune system
Moderated blood pressure
Improved brain health and memory
Enhanced sense of belonging
Reduced depression and anxiety
Reduced impact of chronic pain
She [mom] has always enjoyed the fun group activities, lunch outings, crafts, and joyful musical performances, and she really likes the food!
The Social Side of Cascade Living Group.
Our residents have a lifetime of likes and dislikes. So we learn their interests and preferences to create enriching socialization programs and fun entertainment based on what they enjoy. Some favorites:
- Music Programs
- Exercise & Fitness
- Brain Teasers
- Shopping Excursions
- Scenic Drives
- Worship Services
- Dining Out
- Ice Cream Socials
- Wine & Cheese Happy Hours
- Special Events
- Other Local Outings
Socialization & Engagement: Vital Components of Memory Care
It’s a fact that, as we age, our connections to friends and community can be weakened. This is especially true for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Human beings are social creatures.
Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive.
Our Health and
Protecting our residents and team is a priority.
Here’s how we do it.
We’d love to answer them.