The Importance of Social Interaction for Seniors

We cannot overlook the importance of social interaction for seniors. It can be harming to their health and Renaissance Villages understands this best. The world we live in is always creating innovative ways for people to communicate. But at the end of the day, nothing beats meaningful conversation with another person.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that 43 percent of seniors reported feeling lonely. Only 18 percent reported they live alone. However, this study also found that 59 percent of isolated seniors had a greater risk of physical and mental decline than more social seniors.
Furthermore, lack of social interaction for seniors can make them feel isolated. This result in higher risks for becoming less active, loneliness and high blood pressure. In addition, older adults may also have a greater risk of death.
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Seniors Need Socialization

Seniors needs change. This can cause them to become more dependent on their spouses, friends and children. Seniors may have difficulty coping with the changes they are experiencing. As a result, they may push away those they are most dependent on because they do not want to come across as a burden. Major events, such as the loss of a spouse can also put seniors at risk for loneliness or social isolation.

Social interaction can provide seniors with a myriad of health benefits. This can reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems, some cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. Social interaction can also help lower blood pressure. In addition, this puts seniors at a reduced risk for mental health issues, like depression.

Senior living communities provide great opportunities for social interaction. This allows seniors to cultivate integral friendships with fellow residents. In fact, living in an assisted living community makes social interaction readily available. In addition, activities can bring residents together and provide outlets for mental stimulation.

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Renaissance Lifestyle

Renaissance Villages prides itself on its resident-focused lifestyle. Each senior is part of the conversation through various committees. They have a say when it comes to activities, outings, food, and more. Our staff and residents make up one big happy family. We also encourage residents to take part in activities and sit with other residents during meals. As friendships form we see residents spending time with one another. We love seeing residents having meaningful conversations long after meal times or activities are over. Keep up with our activities calendar, be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter.

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