Friendships can help us to feel happier in life, but did you know that having a supportive circle of friends can improve your health, boost your immune system, sharpen your memory, and may even help you to live longer?
Friendships can have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing, particularly as we get older. The benefits of friendships during our golden years include:
Sustaining friendships and forging new ones can become more challenging as we get older. For many of us, common life changes, such as retirement, children leaving home, and health challenges, can start to erode our social circle, and as a result, this chips away at our overall wellbeing.
However, there are a few simple ways to make and maintain these all-important friendships, including:
Research has shown that a lack of social connections as we get older can be as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. With links to cognitive decline, depression, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and even dementia, it’s essential that our friendships are maintained in later life.
That’s why we’ve designed our communities so that you can enjoy a varied and exciting social life. From organised events and activities where you can explore new hobbies and make friends with like-minded people, to our on-site Slate & Grain brasserie and bar where you can meet family and friends over afternoon tea or a spot of lunch made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.Discover more about the Brio lifestyle