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The Importance of Maintaining an Active Social Life in Your Senior Years

by Frank Herold
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ActiveSocialLifeSeniorYears.jpegFor many people, reaching the age of retirement means having time off to do the things you really want to do. Unfortunately, many retirees find that they have limited funds to work with or limited physical ability to enjoy these adventures by the time they arrive. The result then can be more time spent sitting around home and less time interacting with the world. The more time you spend cooped up, the more strain your mind and body will feel. This is why you need to maintain an active social life in your senior years.

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Physical Wellbeing

Too many retirees find themselves replacing working hours with television hours instead. Sitting for extended periods of time, snacking on junk food all day, and passing the time without leaving your house is shown to be very detrimental to your health and often leads to weight gain, diabetes, and other health issues. Having a social circle that you can go to lunch or take walks with can go a long way toward keeping you healthy.

Thinking and Learning

In addition to your physical fitness levels, socialization also helps prevent the early onset of Dementia and other memory loss diseases. By keeping your brain engaged in regular conversation, staying up to date with what's going on in the world, and even participating in community events you can continue to care for your brain tissue without letting it deteriorate. People who stop engaging in these activities are more likely to experience a rapid loss of memory and communication functions.

Places to Retire

One of the best ways to maintain a strong social life in your retirement years is moving to an independent living or assisted living community. Within these retirement communities you will find a wide range of people to socialize with on a daily basis, as well as having access to many educational opportunities, workshops, craft circles and more. All of these activities help keep your mind and your body active so you can enjoy a greater quality of life throughout your retirement years.

It is never too late to regain your social life. Even if you have been retired for several years, moving to an active retirement community in Sarasota, Florida can help you get involved in social activities once again and start improving your physical and mental health.

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