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The Importance of Social Interaction

The Importance of Social Interaction

You’ve heard the cliché that “no one is an island.” It means people need daily social contact in order to remain happy, healthy, and connected to the community. Still, it’s not always easy to stay involved, especially when you’re not sure of what activities and events are happening in your area.

However, when you find a hub of social pursuits (such as your nearest senior center), you join a built-in network of like-minded people who share your same interests. Here, you can feel right at home, laughing and sharing pleasant conversation with new friends and those you’ve known for years. Best of all, it’s easy and fun to get started. Here are some of the biggest benefits you’ll get from daily social interaction:

Enjoy Favorite Activities and Learn New Things

Maybe you love a certain game that requires multiple people. Or perhaps you simply want to connect with others who share your hobbies. Did you know that there are people and events just waiting for you to join right now? When you find the nearest Council on Aging senior center, you’ll become part of a friendly and lively group of fellow seniors.

Our event calendar is always full of various activities for seniors, including group exercise (yoga/meditation, walking), board and card games (Bridge, Bingo, Bunco), painting, language courses, dance classes, and much more. Browse the calendar on our website (www.coavolusia.org), or call us at (386) 253-4700 x 225 for more information on activities happening at your nearest location.

Foster Stronger Relationships

Think about some of your closest friends. One of the reasons you’re so comfortable around each other is likely because you have a history going back years or even decades. Over time, that trust and familiarity have made your friends like family. You can keep that trend going when you invite new contacts into the group.

It starts by getting involved at your Deltona senior center or any of our other senior centers throughout Volusia County. After a full and fun day of exciting activities, it’s easy to get a nutritious meal at any of our dining sites. Simply call us at (386) 253-4700 x 225 to reserve your spot.

Boost Mood and Energy

Have you ever noticed how great you feel after completing a favorite task or activity? That sense of accomplishment and belonging can and should be a daily occurrence. It’s easy when you find a welcoming spot to play Bingo in Ormond Beach, Florida and get in all the activities you most love.

At any of our senior centers throughout Volusia County, you’re sure to find interesting events and opportunities for involvement. That includes dance classes (ballroom and line dancing), exercise groups (balance/stability, walking, yoga/meditation), day trips, and more. See the events calendar on our website (www.coavolusia.org), or call us at (386) 253-4700 x 225 to find out all the latest happenings at your nearest senior center.

Stay Active and Healthy

Doctors assert there’s a link between physical and mental well-being. They say when you feel good and are active, your mood and mind follow. Thankfully, it’s easy to get involved in the many activities at our senior centers across Volusia County.

Even if you or a loved one has mobility issues or otherwise can’t get out as much as you used to, it’s nice to know you can still reap all the social benefits through and get assistance with daily tasks through our senior care services.

Make this year the one where you log more activity, meet new people, and accomplish the goals you set out to do. Contact us today for more information about all the rewarding programs available to you.

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