Why You Should Be A Social Senior

Dining out with friends, going on day trips and even playing bingo with a group may help you remain self-reliant and independent as you age, according to a study in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

The more socially active you are as a senior, the more likely you’ll continue to be able to handle everyday tasks such as preparing meals, dressing and personal grooming, according to a study conducted with more than 900 older adults at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Researchers theorize that movement during activities may support your muscles and bones as well as your neural networks.