Friendship: The not-so-secret key to happiness and health
For a great many centuries, humans have held friendship up as one of the greatest and most essential joys in life. But the benefits of friendships don’t stop there!
As it turns out, the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you spend an afternoon with your besties is merely the tip of the proverbial benefit iceberg. Studies have linked friendship to amazing improvements in stress reduction and longevity
, as well as increased levels of activity and self-care
And let’s not forget, friends make just about everything more fun. In fact, Mary Quigley and Loretta E. Kaufman
recently spoke to 1,515 adults over the age of 50 about the importance of their friendships. The main takeaway? Friendship is the single most important factor in determining a person’s happiness.
And we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we build Holiday Retirement communities to foster friendship and connection. From fitness enthusiasts to habitual volunteers
to gardening fanatics to sports lovers and bookworms, there’s something — and someone — for everyone.
We’ve all heard the adage “friends are the family we choose,” and that sentiment is at the heart of the power of friendship. Our connection with friends is voluntary and often born of shared interests or passions, which means every moment we spend with them is an opportunity to engage with someone we love AND something we love.
We’re no strangers to seeing amazing friendships formed inside our halls. Walk into any community and you’re likely to see best pals strolling through the grounds, chatting over meals, playing games and taking classes.
At Holiday Retirement, the potential to meet a new best pal exists around every corner, so get on out there, you never know who you might meet!
Ready to learn more about the communities your future friends call home? Start here!