Social health is an often-overlooked aspect of welfare for seniors. Particularly, socialization with younger people. Interactions with members of different generations can have positive benefits for all parties. Seniors and children alike can learn from each other. Some of the benefits include:
• Older adults can learn about new innovations and technology from younger people.
• Studies show that working with children can help burn 20% more calories per week.
• Older adults with dementia experienced more positive effects during intergenerational activities than they did during intragenerational ones.
• Intergenerational interactions enable seniors to help shape future generations.
• They can help give seniors a feeling of purpose.
These interactions also have benefits for younger people as well. In all, fostering relationships with youth can help enrich the lives of seniors.