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Senior Living: Why Seniors Should Make More Time for Friends

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Alone time can be great, but getting together with friends is a fantastic way to pass the time. Moving into a senior community can make it easier to meet new people and make strong and lasting relationships, which can provide numerous benefits to seniors. Some of the reasons that seniors should make more time for friends include:

Staying Active

Physical activity can offer many benefits to seniors, but it can be difficult to stay motivated. Having a friend to exercise with will make it easier to stick to a routine because someone else will be holding you accountable. You and your friends can meet up to play your favorite sport, explore an exercise class, or simply go on long walks together. Not only will this make staying active easier and more fun, it will also allow you to spend time with someone whose company you enjoy.

Participating in Hobbies

Having friends can inspire you to enjoy some of your favorite hobbies. After moving into a senior community, you’ll be able to explore a wide variety of activities and events. You might not want to go on your own, which is why it’s a good idea to make more time for friends. Inviting your friends to explore these new activities can help you find new hobbies that you enjoy and that add more value to your daily life. You and your friends can lead more fulfilling lives when you find activities you enjoy.

Improving Health

Sitting at home on your own can be boring, but did you know that it can also be bad for your health? Long periods of sitting and other sedentary behaviors have been linked to a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other chronic illnesses. When you make more time for friends, you’ll have more reasons to get up and spend some time away from your home. The more time you spend with friends, the healthier you can be!

It is easier to make friends when you live in a senior community.  Here at Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community in Macedon, NY, we offer independent apartments, Enriched Living, and Spacious Villas that let seniors live on their own while making it easy to connect with retirement living campus neighbors. We are just minutes from Fairport, Victor, Farmington, and Walworth.  Call us at (315) 986-9100 to learn more.