Get Your Party On! At least that’s what research from Rush University Medical Center recently found. The more socially connected and active aging adults are, the greater the chance of maintaining their memory and thinking capabilities.
“If you want to keep your brain healthy, it turns out that visiting friends, attending parties, and even going to church might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles.”
Published in the most recent edition of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, and discussed in Science Daily, the researchers found that social isolation can lead to memory impairment, instead of the other way around.
This could be as simple as….
- Joining your community’s parks and recreation programs
- Signing up for classes that interest you
- Joining clubs with a social or philanthropic purpose
- Keeping in touch with old friends
- Making new friends
- Volunteering at a local church or group that need people to interact with others such as boys and girls clubs
- Opening a Twitter account and chatting with people all over the world….
Leave a comment and add to this list – what are you doing to connect in your community?
Just look around you, I know there are plenty of opportunities out there to get connected and stay healthy for a long, long time! Now Go!
©2011 Candy Dye