Answers on Aging

Copy of Episode 19: Why are friends important to have as I age? The Mental and Physical Benefits of Friends and Socialization

By Todd Whatley & Sara Scott


“The Importance of Companionship for Seniors: Socialization and Better Health” from

Growing old doesn’t me you are alone!!

Growing old doesn’t me you are alone
Benefits of Friends/Socialization:
1. Isolation increases depression severity
2. Harder to get help if you’re alone when you fall or have a negative health episode
3. Mental Health and Physical Health Benefits-accountability for activity and appointments
4. Boosts Immunity
Ways to make new friends:
1. Volunteer/Part Time Job
2. Take A Class
3. Join a Gym or Senior Activity Center
4. Church/Religious groups

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Todd Whatley & Sara Scott

Welcome to the “Answers About Aging” Podcast! This podcast provides solutions to your questions and commonly-faced challenges about caregiving, legal and financial issues, personal struggles associated with the normal aspects of aging, and the unforeseen obstacles that often times can be life-altering and even devastating. Each episode dissects real-life, real-time issues and will often feature special guests who bring expert-level knowledge and free resources straight to YOU. This podcast is hosted by Certified Elder Law Attorney, Todd Whatley, and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Sara Scott. Together, these aging experts bring an impressive combined 30 plus years of experience to the table in order to give you all the ANSWERS ABOUT AGING

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