Sense of Purpose and Belonging
Being a part of a community is one thing. Feeling like you belong is another. Actively socializing can enhance your quality of life considerably. It can even add years to your expected lifespan.1
Seniors should be able to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships when they are engaged in activities they love with others who enjoy the same interests.1
Community participation and civic engagement have also been associated with better self-reported mental health. Participating in social clubs and recreational activities or volunteering can enhance social ties, which create the circumstance that enable people to receive the positive health outcomes just described. Empowerment can be a significant benefit from civic engagement.2.
At the Lake James Adult Community, we're always looking for ways to benefit our residents. Keep up to date with our blog for updates on community events so that you may have opportunities to feel involved and immersed in the Lakeland Area!