Benefits of Friendship
While the benefits of the friendship have long been described in poetry, books, and film. Now, there is another reason to gather your friends near. The facts are in the research. according to William Chopik, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University.
Chopik reports, as we age friendships become deeper and make us happy. On the other hand, familial friendships may not provide the same degree of happiness. Since family members often become the primary caregivers.
In view of these facts, friendships are a priority for aging well. If you are retired enjoy the flexibility to join classes, clubs, Meetups, and volunteer. Now, the important tip when making new friends take your time. In addition, take your time. By all means get to know your new friend.As a matter of fact consider this a form of dating. After all these new friends might be yours for a lifetime.
At the present time, I am the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. When you think of older adults do you see America’s largest resource? I do. With this in mind, I combined my background in business with a desire to influence aging in America. For this reason, I was the first Gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Additionally, it’s why I wrote Freewheeling After Sixty. Freewheeling is the first book to empower older adults about their transportation choices. In essence, a guide to creating a transportation plan. What if older adults were able to stay independent without a car?