19 Apr Let’s Meet for Coffee
coffee klatch: a social gathering for conversation while drinking coffee
How Meeting Up May Boost Your Brain Health
Every morning, you’ll find piping hot coffee, fresh bagels and coffee talk at the Club. Sometimes you’ll hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. You’ll hear who’s back in town, who’s left, and who’s doing what that day. Hopefully, it’s more sugar than salt to start your day.
But did you know, according to Psychology Today, that socializing over coffee can provide a number of benefits to your physical and mental health? Connecting with your friends or meeting new ones may boost your brain health and lower your risk of dementia.
Schedule time to socialize whether it be over coffee or anywhere else at the Club for these main benefits:
You may live longer. People with more social support tend to live longer than those who are more isolated.
You will enjoy better physical health. Social engagement is associated with a stronger immune system.
You will enjoy better mental health. Interacting with others boosts feelings of well-being. Research has shown that one sure way of improving your mood is to work on building social connections.
You may even lower your risk of dementia. People who connect with others generally perform better on tests of memory and other cognitive skills.
So the next time you’re in the morning coffee klatch, sip to your health! Better yet, stir in some positive talk and contribute even more to everyone’s well-being.