There are so many great programs at Westminster Towers, it’s sometimes hard to choose what to participate in! Did you know there are many benefits from staying active and connected to others? Several studies have shown the following:
- You may live longer – staying connected may have overall health benefits.
- Your physical health may be better – socialization may help build a stronger immune system.
- Better mental health – Interacting with others lightens your mood and feelings of depression may decrease.
- You may lower risk of dementia – socializing is good for your brain health.
There are many ways to engage with others such as walking with friends, singing in a choir and volunteering at your favorite charity organization. Find things that you enjoy and try to participate as much as you can. Even having friends over for a cup of tea and a good chat will make your day brighter.
Attending a religious service and serving in your church (even online) may make a big difference and keep you connected with the community.
Westminster Towers’ residents have the best of both worlds by having many social opportunities within the community and also in the community at large. If you want to learn more about the wonderful programs offered at Westminster Towers, please contact Allison Matthews, Director of Marketing and she will be glad to introduce you to some of the wonderful people who call Westminster Towers home. She can be reached at 803-328-5587. You will be happy you did.
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