Being social and active is important for all people. Without socializing or participating in activities and events, people often feel isolated and depressed. For seniors, social engagement is not just important -- it is essential. During the senior years, older adults are at higher risk of suffering from social isolation and loneliness. Factors like physical health, mental health, mobility, resources and environment can all prevent seniors from getting out into the social world or having a good time as often as they would like.

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Today’s youth are not the only people who enjoy and benefit from taking and posting selfies! In fact, selfie-taking has become a fun and advantageous activity for the older population. Selfies are “technically” a social-media commodity. People enjoy taking pictures of themselves, getting “likes” and “comments” on their photos or commenting on another person’s  photos. Social media has made it incredibly easy for family and friends to stay connected even if they live hundreds of miles apart.

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According to the World Health Organization, lack of physical activity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. That means, physical activity is necessary to live a longer life. Everybody knows that exercise is healthy. But not all people are capable of certain types of activities and some just don’t consider themselves athletic. If that sounds like you then moderate walking may be a great alternative.

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