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Friendship is one of the cornerstones of our society and is vital to living a healthy, well-rounded life. Relaxing and conversing with friends is a pleasant experience and helps us through a range of experiences and emotions.

Maintaining friendships can improve your health and those who regularly socialise are often happier and healthier people. For seniors, socialising can be just the thing to prevent or treat an array of health problems, physically and mentally.

While regular contact with family is essential for seniors, because of the busy nature of our lives, it is understandable that they can’t be the only source of social interaction. This is why remaining active in a community of like-minded seniors can be one of the best ways to keep social and full of life.

Seasons hold many different activities where seniors can forge friendships, share old memories and keep a happy outlook on life.

The health benefits of friendships for seniors

Maintaining an active social life is important to the health of a senior and can add years to their lives. It can protect against illness by boosting the immune system. Friendships can lower blood pressure and drastically reduce the potential for serious illness.

Social interaction also helps keep the brain active, potentially reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and depression. If someone doesn’t enjoy regular contact with others, they run the risk of feeling socially isolated. This can lead to them becoming less physically active, higher blood pressure, feeling lonely and having a greater risk of death.

By keeping our residents active and involved in activities and encouraging couples to stay together, Seasons works to keep a positive, healthy and happy environment.

The magic of community

Residing in a community of other seniors encourages residents to forge strong connections and friendships. They develop friendships with those that share similar interests and opinions. Having their friends around encourages them to feel helpful and needed. This can make all the difference in their quality of life.

Around the world, elderly folk have been creating networks of friendships, enjoying regular catchups where the benefits are felt by all. Living in an environment such as Seasons encourages seniors to get involved and facilitates a powerful sense of community. It is through this sense of community that our residents stay healthy, active and most of all, happy.

For more information, find a location near you and discover the Seasons’ difference.

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Seasons Aged Care
Seasons Aged Care is a Queensland owned and operated company, dedicated to changing the face of aged care in Australia. We give you all the care you’d expect in a residential nursing home combined with the lifestyle benefits of a retirement village, while you enjoy the comfort and independence of your own private residence.