Harvard University Researchers have undertaken generational studies about how deisolated seniors live happier, longer, and fuller lives.
They found that more important than diet, sleep, or exercise, the data points to connecting in your community and maintaining enriching relationships as a major indicator of longevity.
Many seniors communities have started offering volunteer opportunities to its seniors to give them more opportunities to stay involved and present in their local neighbourhoods and communities.
This isn’t surprising as local, provincial and federal entities have all funded de-isolation activities in the past couple of years. The decrease in burden to the health care system, and overall improved standard of living for seniors just can’t be beat!
Watch this video to find out more about the study: