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Plan for Aging in the Place you Love – Your Social Connectedness

To successfully plan ahead, you need to start thinking about how you want to live as you age and what steps you need to take to achieve that lifestyle.

This article is part of a series on Plan for Aging in the Place you Love

Your Social Connectedness

Staying connected to friends, family and community provides many benefits as you age.
Social connections with community members of all ages can support physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
There are many ways to stay connected. These include having coffee with friends, joining support groups, taking part in recreational activities at your local seniors’ centre, taking general interest courses, working part-time or volunteering with a community program.

  • How do I want to stay connected to the community as I age?
  • Are there organizations I may like to join or volunteer with? What activities do I enjoy doing with others?
  • Where might I find people with similar interests?
  • What do I need to do to continue to take part in these activities?

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You can find more information and resources about Aging in Place at Canada.ca/Seniors

Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services