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 […]
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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 […]
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, […]
Dr. Rob Winningham We all have different levels of social needs; but, recent research has shown that satisfying those varying levels of social needs can be good for our health. We know that people who rate the quality of their social support networks as being better are actually less likely to have all sorts of medical conditions. For example, social […]
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.
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 […]