Social Engagement

Find your group, and the health benefits will follow

Find your group, and the health benefits will follow

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individuals who get involved, and stayed involved, with civic and social groups such as neighborhood watch or volunteer organizations score higher on cognitive tests once they reached middle age. Even more telling, these cognitive scores increase for each extra group an individual participates in. There's a lesson here for everyone — especially working professionals. This isn't just kid stuff by any means.

Seniors' social activity slows decline, death, study finds

Social engagement among seniors can slow motor function loss and fend off overall age-related decline, according to a recently published study.