A strong social life in older age has been linked with many health benefits, like less risk of depression and longer life span. A recent study published Feb. 20, 2019, in The Journals of Gerontology suggests that interacting with a wide range of people may offer even greater benefits.
The study found that older adults who interacted with people beyond their usual social circle of family and close friends were more likely to have higher levels of physical activity, greater positive moods, and fewer negative feelings.
Virtue Integrated Care provide a range of engaging social options, delivered from our newly built Health and Wellness Centre on Pottery Rd, Dun Laoghaire and also through regular small group excursions. We have a dedicated Social Care Manager who has curated an exciting suite of recreation options developed to suit the needs and interests of the older person living in the community.
Our Health and Wellness Centre includes a relaxing lounge area, a library for quiet reflection and a kitchen/dining area for tea and coffee service. Social Lunch Sessions last 3.5hrs and include a choice of recreation activities and a restaurant quality catered lunch.
Unfortunately, our Social Program is currently on hold due to Covid 19 restrictions and we will be adhering to Government Guidelines regarding our safe reopening