Social Connection

Health Benefits of Social Connecting

The Huffington Post wrote an article on the benefits of Facebook for older adults suggesting it gives them a cognitive boost and reduces stress levels, slows down heart rates and relaxes people. That’s good news as more seniors – people in the second half of life – go online. According to the Pew Internet and American Life project, 52% of wired boomers are using social networking sites and 32% of online seniors over 65 are using social networking sites.