Benefits of social connectedness as we age
When it comes to social connectedness with senior health, experts are quick to share advice on maintaining physical wellness through good diet and exercise. But did you know that having an active social life can improve your overall health and well-being, too? It’s true! Not only is spending time with family and friends fun, it’s good for the body and mind, too!
Dr. Deena Goldwater, a cardiologist and geriatrician with Welcome Health and Vice President of Care Delivery echoes that idea, saying, “For seniors, social connectedness has surprisingly powerful effects on overall health. It has been shown to decrease stress levels, lower blood pressure, and even improve memory.”
Are you curious about how staying social can benefit you or your loved ones’ psychological well-being? We invite you to read on and learn more by clicking here.
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