Programs to Help You Stay Connected

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 info@seniorservicesofalbany.com

Community Dining Programs

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

Become involved in your local senior center

Telephone Reassurance Program

Volunteer Program

Transportation Program

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.