Staying In Touch
There have been studies shown which prove a positive correlation between socialization and the overall health among the older population. It’s also important to note the contrary effects which erupt from social isolation among the aging. When seniors have healthy social connections, the levels of interleukin-6 has been found to be lower. Interleukin-6 is an inflammatory factor which may have implications in age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even some forms of cancer.
Use the Buddy System
Be that Friend to a Senior
There are an array of interactions to choose from and even more seniors in need of these interactions. So, lace up the bowling shoes or meet up for a cup of coffee and make someone’s day!