Caregiver's Corner

Address:
328 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Phone:
218-365-8019

The Importance of Social Interaction over the Holidays

Social interaction is important at any age, but especially for seniors as studies show that social connections have added health benefits.

 

Improves Overall Health

There has always been a strong correlation between social interaction and health amongst people of all age groups.  Social interaction is especially important for older adults because it enhances the immune system while also keeping mental and physical health in peak condition.

 

Lowers Blood Pressure

Volunteering 200 hours a year can enhance your social life while lowering high blood pressure by up to 40%.

 

Sharpens Memory

Social activities can sharpen your mind, resulting in a greater sense of self-confidence and an upbeat attitude.

 

A Happier Life

Seeing family members and friends on a daily basis can help boost the spirits of anyone, especially seniors.

 

Ways to stay Social and Active in Ely

 

Attend Northwoods Partners Memories and Movement

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am at Ely Senior Center

 

Participate in the Community Exercise Group

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am at First Lutheran Church

 

Join Silver Sneakers at Studio North

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 am

 

Share in the fun at Heavy Metal Sports Quintastics (50+ Fabulous) Class

Mondays 5-6 pm and Thursdays 9-10 am

 

Sign Up for Northwoods Partners upcoming Session of Tai Ji Quan

Starts February 6, 2018

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