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How to Avoid Loneliness and Isolation

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Most everyone has felt isolated at one time or another. You might have been lonely recently, or just stuck in a rut and unsure of how to beat the blues. That’s perfectly normal. However, according to psychologists, long-term seclusion is harmful to mental, emotional, and even physical health.

That’s why it’s important to connect with other active seniors like you. Doing so is easy when you visit the COA Ormond Beach Senior Center or any of our locations throughout Volusia County. Read on to learn more about how you can get involved today.

Stimulate Your Senses

Health experts say isolation negatively affects your brain, heart, and more. But by joining interesting activities for seniors, you can keep a daily focus on overall wellness.

For instance, you can flex your brain cells with board games, Bridge, and strategy games like Bingo, Mahjong, and more. We also have language classes, healthy living programs, and information on how you can turn your memories into memoirs. Call the senior center nearest to you for details.

Or, you could get your blood pumping at any of our senior centers with light physical activity. That includes:

  • dance classes (line dancing, ballroom)
  • yoga and meditation
  • walking for health and weight loss
  • balance and stability
  • and more

Call us today at (386) 253-4700 x 225 for more information about all the mind and body-stimulating activities waiting for you.

Get Technical

More seniors use social media today than ever before. It’s a great way to connect with your friends and family (including children and grandchildren). You can easily write and even share videos with anyone almost instantly.

Plus, you don’t have to be a “techie” to join the fun. In fact, we offer iPhone and iPad instruction, so you can be up and running with your mobile device in no time. And that’s just one of the many programs and events we offer. Browse our website (www.coavolusia.org) for a full list of all the fun and exciting activities you can join.  

Connect with Others

The cliché says: “No one’s an island.” You need and want social interaction to help make every day better than the one before. That’s why it makes sense to visit any of our senior centers across Volusia County. Here, you can learn how to paint, play favorite board games, enjoy dance classes, and much more. In addition, field trips and offsite visits are often scheduled.

In the end, beating feelings of loneliness and isolation is easy as connecting with like-minded people who share your interests. You might even learn a new skill, or find a new passion. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get involved.

 


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