A University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study in the United States found that “having good neighbors and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual’s heart attack risk.”
If you have a family member over the age of 75 who does not live in a neighborhood conducive to socialization, consider meeting with a Professional Geriatric Care Manager to discuss what his or her options are. One solution may be a personal assistant who teams with the isolated family member to volunteer in the community together! Call Eldercare Services at 866.760.1808. To read the article please click here.