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How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

May 8, 2014-- Some of the greatest transitions in life occur in older age, including retiring, downsizing, or losing social ties. All of these changes have profound effects on physical and mental health. While physical activity and healthy eating are well known to help us go through these transitions with grace and in good health, social connections are also vital for maximizing sharing, friendship, health, and happiness in old age. Seniors communities are a shining example of how elderly people find vitality, purpose, and personal development in caring for one another. This article illustrates Vonda and other seniors who "refuse to grow old" -- and the fascinating science behind how ties to friends, family, and community affect the brain and human body. (18074 reads)

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