Monday, April 27, 2009

The Power of Friends

I think we've all sensed it, but the New York Times ran an article saying it was so. Friends matter. People with friends have better health and live longer. I think that's why seniors move to assisted living or to retirement communities seeking a new community of friendship and support. But it's also why seniors want to age in place and stay in the community they love near their friends. Any aging in place group needs to do things to foster healthy friendships.

What Are Friends For? A Longer Life
Published: April 21, 2009
Many people overlook a powerful weapon in the quest for better health: their friends.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/health/21well.html

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