Independent living > Socialising
Socialising and interaction with others may become more difficult for elderly people especially if their mobility is impaired or they become housebound. It can also be a problem if family and friends have moved away. Socialising can improve the health and well-being of older people because it is stimulating to associate and socialise with other people and keeps them mentally active. There are many ways in which elderly people can meet others for social purposes, and there are many day centres and a wide range of social clubs available. Some clubs are culture specific, whilst others are focussed on specific activities such as providing a regular lunch or exercise. Opportunities for meeting people socially are also available through volunteers who can take older people on outings, or through shared interests such as fitness, books, art or travel.
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