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Social Habits as Mental Fitness

In our increasingly Internet-driven times, the term “social network” has taken an entirely digital meaning. But there’s a valuable tool for seniors lying in our pre-millennial definition of that term. Some research shows that aging adults with an active social calendar and network of friends are less likely to develop the brain conditions like dementia.

A study published in The American Journal of Public Health has stated that women 78 years of age and older are more likely to retain mental wellness when active in a large group of friends. Less sociable women who may avoid group activities or regular gatherings are statistically more prone (but not by much) to developing dementia and other brain impairments.

Seniors living in communities like those within the Eliza Jennings network are always met with opportunities to engage and be engaged by others, and the sense of community while living on a wellness-focused campus encourages residents to make the most of retirement.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

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