WHY CONNECTING WITH SENIORS?
Having someone on a regular basis that your loved one looks forward to seeing who patiently engages with them can make a positive difference in the quality of their life.
There are also medical benefits. Social connection improves physical health and psychological well-being. Some studies show that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. “Creative engagement is to the aging brain as physical activity is to the aging body.” Strong, consistent social connection leads to increased longevity.
Articles and Quotes:
“Research shows that chronic loneliness can impact older adults’ memory, physical well-being, mental health and life expectancy.” Time Magazine