Senior Living Management & Operations Specialists

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Did you know having a social life is important to our physical and mental well-being?

Are you wondering how to make friends after 60 years old?

Everyone needs social connections to not only survive but to thrive. However, as people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone. For our bodies and brains to age well, we need social connections.

In this article, we will discuss:

• The importance of creating and maintaining friendships in older age

• Ideas for how to make older friends

• And more

Table of Contents

Why Is it Important to Create and Maintain Friendships in Older Age?
Can You Make Friends When You Are Older?
11 Tips on How to Make Older Friends
Senior Living Can Provide Ample Opportunity for Making Friends as You Get Older
Senior Services of America: Helping Seniors Find Comfortable Housing

Why Is it Important to Create and Maintain Friendships in Older Age?

Once the kids are grown and out of the house, or once you have retired, you have more time for friends. What you might be missing are activities that enable you to meet people who share your interests and life experiences.

Older adults are becoming more socially isolated, and many of them feel isolated or lonely regularly.

Despite their differences, loneliness and social isolation are closely related. How?

The feeling of being alone or separated is loneliness while the lack of social contacts and having fewer people to interact with regularly constitutes social isolation.

In this article, we will discuss:

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease

• Obesity

• Weak immune system

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Cognitive decline

• and Alzheimer’s Disease

#3: Become a ‘Regular’

Making friends as an older adult can be hard, but it’s even harder without repetition.

You cannot attend an event once and expect to find a bond with your BFF. You need to interact with the same people (or person) multiple times to form a friendship. Keep going to the same water aerobics class, the same book club, etc.

You know the old saying, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try and try again” . Keep it up, and eventually, you will meet your people.

No matter if you’re looking for volunteer opportunities or you want to make the most of your retirement years – Senior Services of America can help.

Senior Services of America’s communities are known for their friendly atmosphere and welcoming environment.

Are you ready to learn more about how we can help you (or your loved one) live out your golden years surrounded by fun, friends, and activities? Find your nearest community today and our advisors will be happy to share more.

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