The benefits of loving others only get more impressive as we examine them more closely. Typically, individual well-being is assessed in terms of how well we’re doing physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and socially.
Oxytocin is a hormone released when we touch someone we care about. (It’s also a factor in our connection with animal companions). So, the more loving our connections, the more we have this fabulous chemical release into our system, which is known to lower blood pressure, decrease stress and even boost immunity. Oxytocin reduces aches and pains, increases energy and enables us to experience life more often on the upbeat.
“How can I develop relationship here at Palm Garden?”, you may ask. The Palm Garden Life Enrichment program has group activities that meet your needs physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Getting involved with group activities will improve many aspects of your life. 1. Physical Health 2. Intellectual Health 3. Emotional Health 4. Spiritual Health 5. Social Health
Successful relationships require us to develop the following skills: * Be supportive without attempting to “fix” the problem * Communicate warmth without intruding on another’s privacy * Establish boundaries agreeable to both parties
With all of the information readily available to us, we can be swamped by information about what to do and what not to do in order to remain healthy and live longer. Sometimes the info can be confusing and seems to change on a regular basis. What does stay consistent, however, is that healthy connections with others mean fewer visits to the doctor, shorter stays at the hospital and a longer life span. This is undeniable.
The Beatles were right when they sang, “I just need someone to love.” We all do. In fact, we need a “community of people to love”. It will reward us with health in all areas of our lives. The Life Enrichment Department at Palm Garden Sun City Center would like you to be a part of a “community of people to love”. If you have not gotten involved with the group activities and would like to please speak to Karen in the life enrichment department, ext. 275020.