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Hot Springs, Ark. – Social activity is good for a person regardless of who you are,
where you live, or how old you are. Social connectedness can include people you look
forward to seeing, people you have something in common with, and people you trust
such as family, friends and co-workers or other people you interact with; other examples
are your health care provider, banker, and store clerk. Quality relationships help
to provide ongoing joy, support, love and purpose, and maintaining these relationships
can play an important role in the benefits of social activity. Social connectedness
can also include activities in your community or in your home and there are several
ways to get connected.
Being socially active doesn’t always mean you have to leave your home. It is easy
to stay connected with those both far and near through technology. Common avenues
that are being used today are Facebook, Instagram, text messaging and video messaging.
Of course the telephone, email and the “old fashioned” letter writing and card sending
are still good ways to stay connected if you are not plugged in to the latest technology.
Medical services are even available online. These include tele-medicine, tele-nursing,
and tele-therapy that allow health care professionals to check on you and remind you
of your health care needs while you are at home.
It can be a challenge to be socially active when you don’t want to be, so it is important
to know your own personality and social preferences. For some, engaging in social
activity can be energizing, while others prefer more quiet time. You may also struggle
with social activity because you are depressed. Being depressed may make you feel
like you want to be alone, but social isolation can actually make depression worse.
To help ease symptoms of depression, even though it may be difficult, seek out social
interaction even if it is with one person, such as one-on-one interaction with a close
friend, family member, or a therapist.
There are several benefits to being socially active, including:
It is important for people of all ages to reflect on things that matter the most to
them and to decide if their time and energy are being balanced properly. It is also
important to recognize that meaningful social activity will be different for everyone
and that this can change throughout your lifespan as you experience various life transitions,
such as losses. Let relationships and social activities help you with your life’s
For more information on Keys to Embracing Aging, contact the Garland County Extension
Office at 623-6841 or 922-4703, email Jessica at email@example.com, or visit our website at www.uaex.uada.edu.
Are you interested in joining an existing Extension Homemakers Club? EHC is the largest
volunteer organization in the state. For information on EHC call 623-6841 or 922-4703
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in becoming a Master Gardener and would like more information,
you’re welcome to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm at the Elks Lodge. You may also call the Extension
office on 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email email@example.com.
We have several 4-H clubs for our Garland county youth who are 5 to 19 years old.
For more information on all the fun 4-H activities there are, call the Extension Office
at 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email Linda Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
By Jessica Vincent County Extension Agent - FCSThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jessica Vincent County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
236 Woodbine Hot Springs AR 71901
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension
office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible
persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity