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Have You Considered the Benefits of Senior Centers?

by Amy, November 20, 2015

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As professional in home caregivers for those in the San Francisco Bay Area, we know that many who are 60, 65, or older have a mindset that they're too young or active to go to a senior center. Today, most of these facilities provide lively environments that are a great way to socialize and improve your overall happiness and satisfaction with life. In fact, across the U.S. there are more than 10,000 senior centers for those who want to remain active and enjoy life.

What are the benefits of local senior centers? According to the National Institute on Aging, a study found that those who engage in an active lifestyle are happier, more fulfilled, and remain independent longer than those who sit at home and don't get out to socialize with others. Getting out and about and participating in activities is both physically and mentally healthy. Because the majority of senior centers are locally run and operated, activities and programs are usually tailored to the needs and wants of members. Whether you like to dance, enjoy dinner with others your age, play games, bowl, or participate in other activities, senior centers are a great way to stay connected.

The opportunities offered at senior centers across the U.S. vary from volunteer opportunities to trips, tours, jewelry-making, learning new skills, art, book clubs, bingo, movies, pool tournaments, visits to wineries, music festivals and botanical gardens, and much more. Regardless of your age, why should you sit home and miss out on the enjoyment of living life? Senior centers provide amazing opportunities to meet new people, build new friendships, stay physically and mentally fit, and so much more.

At Care Indeed, we know the importance of seniors remaining active for both physical and mental health. Whether you are a senior or a family caregiver who needs help with the everyday tasks of caring for a loved one, we provide customized home care for every need. We invite those in the San Francisco Bay Area to browse our website or give us a call today for more information on the wide array of services we provide. Compassionate care is our business.