Social Life

 

Today retirement does not mean sitting in the lazy boy chair all day, or playing bingo. In fact, active adult communities, like The Village of Bedford Walk will challenge you to try new things and start new adventures. Today’s communities have a number of unique activities, social gatherings, and clubs to choose from. All of this offers opportunities to improve skills, and meet new people.

There really is something for everyone and you might need a personal assistant to help you keep track of everything. From groups who walk together, or play cards, to intellectual pursuits like computer classes our community will offer it all. Residents at The Village of Bedford Walk can reserve the private dining room, at no cost, and host a luncheon, a birthday party, cocktail hour or a dinner party for family and friends. In addition to this, our residents have begun hosting  parties and gatherings in their homes and are organizing a block party. It seems there is always an invitation right around the corner.

Research has shown that “People who continue to maintain close friendships and find other ways to interact socially live longer than those who become isolated. Relationships and social interactions even help protect against illness by boosting your immune system.

Specific health benefits of social interaction in older adults include:

  • Potentially reduced risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Potentially reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced risk for mental health issues such as depression

When you begin to consider a move from where you are today, to a senior living community, take in mind that the social and emotional benefits are almost priceless. And certainly, they are enjoyable. Come join us in the fun.

 

 

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