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Tips to Help Seniors Stay Social

Feb 13, 2024 | Health & Wellness

As we age, maintaining social connections becomes increasingly vital for overall well-being. Social engagement contributes not only to emotional health but also to cognitive vitality.

Explore effective tips and strategies designed to empower older adults to stay socially active, fostering a sense of connection, purpose and joy in their daily lives.

From embracing technology to exploring local community resources, these tips aim to enhance the social well-being of seniors, ensuring a vibrant and fulfilling golden age.

1. Embrace Technology

Dive into the digital world by learning to use smartphones, tablets or computers. Video calls, social media, and online communities provide avenues for staying connected with loved ones and making new friends.

2. Join Senior Clubs and Groups

The Terraces offers clubs, social groups, and hobby-centered activities. Whether it’s a book club, a card club, or fitness class, participating in shared interests fosters camaraderie.

3. Explore Local Senior Centers

Senior centers are hubs of social activity, offering a range of programs, events, and recreational activities. From game nights to educational workshops, these centers provide excellent opportunities to meet peers.

4. Attend Campus Events

Engage with campus events and gatherings. These not only offer entertainment but also provide chances to connect with neighbors and make new acquaintances.

5. Volunteer

Contributing to a cause you’re passionate about not only makes a positive impact on the community but also opens doors to new friendships. Consider volunteering on a resident department committee or in our health center.

6. Stay Active

Exercise is not just for physical health; it also contributes to mental well-being. Joining fitness classes or walking groups encourages social interaction while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

7. Frequent Community Libraries

The Terraces has two libraries which are run by our residents. These provide a relaxed setting for socializing with like-minded individuals.

8. Participate in Lectures

Attend one of the many lectures held at The Terraces. This not only expands your knowledge but also introduces you to people who share similar passions.

9. Attend Religious or Spiritual Gatherings

If you have religious affiliations, attending services, study groups, or community events can be an excellent way to stay socially connected within a supportive community.

10. Plan Regular Family Gatherings

Family is an integral part of social support. Plan regular get-togethers, family dinners, or special occasions to strengthen bonds with loved ones.

Staying social as an older adult is about finding activities that bring joy, connection, and a sense of purpose. By exploring various avenues and staying open to new experiences, you can build and nurture meaningful relationships, fostering a rich and fulfilling social life.

Social Opportunities at The Terraces at Bonita Springs

The Terraces at Bonita Springs, a resort-style senior living community in Florida, has an extensive activities calendar that ensures residents enjoy a vibrant and engaging lifestyle.

From fitness and wellness to enriching life activities, there’s something for everyone. Take a look at the types of social activities in our community:

Connect During Mealtimes

Immerse yourself in a culinary journey with exclusive access to the dining venues at the community, each offering a unique and delicious experience. Whether you’re going for a quick bite or a longer meal, you can always take this opportunity to meet someone new.

Social Clubs

The Terraces at Bonita Springs has a number of social clubs for residents to join. Spanning a variety of interests like playing cards or attending shows at the Performance Art Center, you can find a club with peers who have similar hobbies and interests as you.

Active Living and Fitness

Stay active and vibrant with exclusive access to state-of-the-art fitness centers. Engage in activities like:

  • Aqua aerobics
  • Bocce practice
  • Balance and stability sessions

Intellectual Stimulation

If you like to challenge your mind, you can attend lectures to learn about fascinating subjects.

Tech and Entertainment

Immerse yourself in the latest technological innovations with iN2L technology. Enjoy movie nights and cultural experiences.

Take part in Wii Bowling, a fun and interactive way to engage with fellow residents.

On-the-Go Adventures

Explore the surroundings and connect with neighbors during runs to local establishments and shopping excursions. These outings are a great opportunity to expand your social circle.

Spiritual and Community Connections

Attend church services and Mass within the community, fostering spiritual connections. Build a sense of belonging by participating in various community events and gatherings.

Lead an Active, Social Lifestyle at The Terraces

The Terraces at Bonita Springs is a welcoming community with a robust activities calendar to give you every opportunity to meet new people and spend time with friends. Call us today at 239-208-6963 to learn more about our community’s programming.