A Social Community Life Translates to Happier and Healthier Adults and Seniors

by NY Community

There’s nothing interesting about social isolation.

It’s neither fun nor healthy.

Various studies found that regularly engaging with other people can help you retain your cognitive function for longer into old age. The researchers stated the following as ways you can retain your cognitive function:

  • Making friends or friendships
  • Living an active social life
  • Belonging to a social community
  • Taking part in new activities

According to a large study carried out at the disease research center of Emory University’s Alzheimer’s, adults who engage in social activities regularly enjoy improved:

  • Learning
  • Thinking
  • Memory
  • Understanding

According to another 4-year study by the university, participating in physical activities such as visiting museums and playing games have a great impact on adults and seniors. The study researchers established that adults who were socially active had a 47% less risk of developing Alzheimer’s than their antisocial adult counterparts.


Get Involved in a Social Community

Social community life isn’t just about giving to a local group or community. Here’re reasons to inspire and motivate you to develop social connectedness.

  • Protect loved ones
  • Personal experiences
  • Protect people with similar life ordeals
  • Advocate for better community life
  • Giving
  • Exchange knowledge, skills, and experiences

Local Events

  • Gardening clubs
  • Book clubs
  • Volunteering
  • Group exercise classes