LifePath offers many ways for you or your loved one to stay connected. Here you will find some information, please take a look and if you have questions or would like more information, please 518-465-3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social, psychological and medical research has now demonstrated conclusively that there is a direct correlation between the degree to which a person feels connected to others and their physical and mental health. Here are some of the most commonly known effects of NOT feeling a connection to others:
- Generally decreased feeling of vitality, less energy and feeling tired more often.
- Greater likelihood of chronic illness such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.
- More frequent bouts of sickness, such as colds or flu, and longer recovery times.
- Longer recovery times from injury.
- Regular feelings of loneliness.
- Increased likelihood of depression.
- Decreased level of happiness and satisfaction with life in general.
- Shorter life spans.
- The toll loneliness takes accumulates with time and goes right down to the cellular level.
- Lonely middle-aged and older people report more chronic stress and more helpless and threatened than non-lonely people with the same number of stressful challenges and blood pressure was 16 points higher in lonely people over 65.
- Loneliness is linked to accelerated wear and tear on the body, due to the interruption of restorative sleep
So come on, make new friends, enjoy a healthy meal and maybe even learn something new -- visit one of our locations.
Each center has its own personality, but all of them are full of people who are always eager to welcome a new friend. Many of the sites offer programs before and/or after the meal on most days. You can take a sewing class, join a book club, play Mahjong, sing in a chorus, play bridge, and enjoy Tai Chi or chair yoga, and so much more. The evening meals often feature a local speaker or entertainer.