As humans, we are social creatures, so it stands to reason that you might want to stay social throughout your life. However, with regards to senior citizens, many would believe that once they reach old age, they will have had enough of other people. Indeed, seniors can be less inclined to interact with others in some cases, but this isn’t always the case – nor should it be.
Compassionate care nursing homes in Denver realize the importance social activities and interaction has on a persons health and will strive to provide many opportunities for activity and conversation.
If you’re a senior citizen, and you’ve reached an age where you already retired, and are spending less time around people, then most scientists would want to tell you that you have to be more social. But why is that?
The idea is that being social will not only provide you with the kind of support you might need once you become too advanced in age to take proper care of yourself, but it’s also about empathy and heart health. Scientists have discovered that people who are friendly and open to others actually live longer, their hearts being more stable and in tune, and their stress levels being diminished.
A good conversation is often all you will need to feel great all day long. So don’t believe anyone who tells you that being social “has to be” an activity that you do at least 2 hours per day. The activity itself is less important than the approach and the openness you exercise as you become more inviting and capable of emotional bonding.