Social interaction plays a major part in not only combating loneliness and isolation but also ensuring that older people stay mentally active and integrated into local communities for longer.
No matter your age, physical ability or mental health, getting involved in some form of social activity for at least 2 hours a day is key to your general well-being. It has been proven that interacting with likeminded individuals can improve your health, reduce the risk of hospitalisation, prevent falls and even slow the onset of dementia in older people.
There are a number of activities you can get involved with in your local area, with or without support, in church halls, community centres, private member clubs, leisure centres or at municipal parks.
These range from coffee mornings to lunch clubs, singing groups, bridge club, art classes and craft groups. While most groups are suitable for both men and women, there are also groups which are specifically for women, like the Women’s Institute.
For a comprehensive list of groups across Sheffield, contact Home Instead Sheffield about their What’s on Where activity guide, which provides details of adult friendly activities, or come along to our What’s on Where Launch at Stocksbridge Library.
When – Friday 14TH November
Where – Stocksbridge Library, Manchester Rd, Sheffield, Yorkshire S36 1DH
Time – 10:30AM – 1:00PM
Anyone organising their own event in the local community can also call Kathy on 0114 246 9666, email firstname.lastname@example.org