We know that older adults that have consistent social stimulation have less risk of depression and a longer life span. However, a new study found that interacting with a larger population outside a person’s immediate network of family and friends may offer even more benefits.
The study, published Feb. 20, 2019, in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, found that older adults who interacted with people beyond their usual social circle of family and close friends were more likely to have higher levels of physical activity, greater positive moods, and fewer negative feelings.
As we age, opportunities to socialize become more limited. This year has been particularly tough with the pandemic and social distancing measures in place. At Parkview Senior Living, we want our residents to be in their best health possible – both physically and mentally. We vaccinated our first Parkview resident with the COVID-19 vaccine in early February. Please note that our priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our residents, staff and guests. We recommend social distancing and using proper facial coverings when in public areas so our residents can be social in a safe way.
Community matters to you and it matters to us at Parkview Senior Living. We see the value in dedicated and capable staff that nurture a culture of dignity and independence in those who live with us. We work hard to make every resident feel happy and right at home. It’s easy to meet friends wherever you go – whether on the walking trail, in the game room, crafts room or the salon and spa! We also have several spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces for friends to gather together and spend time visiting. No matter what you decide to do at Parkview Senior Living, you’ll find like-minded individuals whom you enjoy spending time with.
Our community is designed to support an active, healthy and fun retirement lifestyle. What are you waiting for? We have so much to offer the independent older adult and so much to share with you. This next step in your journey is an exciting and fun time to enjoy in a place that truly feels like home. Invest in your future and social well-being by scheduling a tour with us today!