A group of three multiracial senior men sitting together on bench outdoors. The Caucasian man, in his 80s, has his hands on the shoulders of the African American man sitting in the middle. They are smiling at the camera.

According to the National Institute of Aging, “scientific evidence about the importance of remaining socially engaged as we age continues to grow. Participating in social activities, such as visiting friends, volunteering, and getting out for events and trips, has been associated with better cognitive function, while low social engagement in late life has been associated with an increased risk of dementia (Krueger, 2009Saczynski, 2006). Other research has shown that support from a spouse/partner and friends alleviates loneliness and improves well-being in older adults. Recent findings from Dr. Emily Rogalski and colleagues at Northwestern University studying cognitive ‘SuperAgers’ add more evidence about the importance of positive social relationships (Maher, 2017).”border
Read more here: https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/superagers-show-possible-new-link-between-social-engagement-cognitive-health
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