Social wellness refers to interactions between people, as well as the way people go about building new relationships and maintaining existing ones. However, sustaining current strong relationships can benefit far more aspects of your life than just social wellness. Creating and maintaining a high level of social wellness can also help decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness while giving you a sense of community and belonging.
As we age, being active in your social life often translates into being physically active and increases overall health and wellness. Making connections and becoming part of a group that focuses on staying active through walking, going to the gym, volunteering together or simply outdoor gardening can have a multitude of emotional and physical benefits. People have seen blood pressure levels lowered, as well as a strengthened immune system, and a lowered risk for cardiovascular problems. Additionally, social engagement is also extremely beneficial for your mental health. If you are keeping your brain active with insightful conversations and learning new skills, it can lead to a decreased risk for diseases like Alzheimer’s, lower your anxiety, and reduce your risk for depression.
SENIOR SOCIALS BEGINNING AUGUST 2022
Senior Social time at the Y will begin this fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 10:30 am, beginning August 25, 2022 at the Dunigan Family YMCA. Come prepared to enjoy games, crafts, conversation, a walking club and more! Occasionally, special guest speakers will join us and cover topics like shoes and foot care, cost-saving tips and the power of good nutrition. This casual, relaxed time together is a critical piece of the health and wellness for Active Older Adults. You will make connections and friendships to enhance your daily life.
This program is free and open to YMCA members age 50 and older. Contact Laurie Spencer at email@example.com with questions.