Tag Archive: social connection

A Valuable Friendship

By: Amanda Baushke I vividly remember the first time I met my best friend. We were randomly paired as roommates our freshman year at a small, private college in Michigan. The school had snail-mailed information cards so we would be able to connect prior to our arrival.  When Nikki called my parents’ house, my mom answered, who proceeded to share […]

Social Connections are Equal to Diet and Exercise

By: Sarah King Recent research has proven that social connections are just as important as diet and exercise in living long and productive lives. In this study, researchers examined the correlation between social ties and physical well-being of over 14,000 participants in various stages of life. Social connections were measured in terms of size, variety, level of support, and level […]

Friendship is a Bridge to Well-Being

By: Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident (Excerpt from July 25, 2017 article published in the Birches Blog) Why are some people so desperately lonely? The reasons are many. Social isolation because of physical impairment, the loss of one’s job, a sense of uselessness when old age deprives a person of skills that were once a part of everyday life, […]

National Friendship Day is Aug. 6!

Sunday, Aug. 6 is National Friendship Day. Social connection is critical for our well-being. Masterpiece Living examined all data collected from partner communities in 2016 and separated residents who reported feeling least lonely to those who reported feeling most lonely. These two groups were compared based on all items measures. Here’s what we found… CLICK HERE to read more.

Better Connections Lead to Better Lives

The Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging is a Masterpiece Living partner who is always looking for ways to bring the greater community together for physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual pursuits that lead to a better life, and a better aging experience, for all. They recently shared with us a story of how their community came together to support one […]