Why Socialization Matters for Healthy Aging

As we age, life events occur that can change our social circles and our ability to socialize. Yet remaining socially active has been shown to decrease depression and anxiety, reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and improve overall physical health and recovery from illness.

My latest monthly column for Gannett Newspapers is entitled, “Developing new social networks, support systems are among keys to living a full life.” The column discusses the importance of social activity, and suggestions for how to maintain or increase opportunities for socialization for our seniors.

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