Social Wellness

Human beings are social creatures.  Interacting with others contributes to mental, emotional, and physical health.  Some studies even suggest that “being social” may help you live longer!

Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation. Tips, strategies, and tools from the National Institute on Aging.
Social Engagement and Healthy Aging. Learn more about relationship between memory loss and social engagement, the dangers of isolation, and how to “volunteer for health.” (Harvard Health).
Social Self-Care Ideas to Prevent Feeling Isolated. From Families for Depression Awareness: learn more about the relationship between social interaction and mental well-being along with simple social activity suggestions that can boost your spirits. Note: Pets count, too.
Social Wellness Toolkit. Strategies for improving your social health and your overall wellness from the National Institutes of Health.