An article featured on Senior Housing News reports a study has found that loneliness can speed up the aging process. The study, published by Cornell in Psychology and Aging, notes that “the social pain of loneliness produces changes in the body that mimic the aging process and increase the risk of heart disease… and while heart functions change as a normal aspect of aging, loneliness accelerates the process.” Want to avoid all of the affects loneliness can have on your body as you age? Move to Park Springs!
The study makes a case for seniors to move into a retirement community where social activities and interactions can be much more prevalent in their lives. Instead of aging in place in their own isolated home, seniors should consider moving into a designated retirement community where social events and activities will keep them interacting with other people. Park Springs is the perfect place to keep your social calendar as busy as you desire.
Park Springs keeps a packed calendar to make sure that there is something for everyone. From shopping trips to the mall and local stores to exercise classes and movie nights, Park Springs has something to keep you entertained. Take a look at our monthly Member calendar to see what interests you!.
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