Loneliness is considered a new-coming epidemic in the U.S.. A full one-quarter of those aged 70 or older are impacted by loneliness. It’s not just a mood though, it can be a trigger for heart conditions, diabetes and even mental illness according to some studies, because our bodies deal with loneliness in much the same way they deal with chronic stress. Check out this article explaining the health risks of loneliness.
When a person is lonely, their body releases hormones that actually mess with the body’s immune responses and trigger physical reactions like inflammation. There are many things that can trigger feelings of loneliness in seniors such as the passing of a friend or spouse. Mobility impairments can also lead to loneliness among some seniors.
If you’re lonely and considering moving somewhere to spend your retirement years, you should consider St. Petersburg. As noted in a previous post, there are ample activities for senior to connect with others and increase strength and endurance at the same time. You’ll also find ample cultural enrichment activities too that can help fight off loneliness. There’s also help available from counselors who understand loneliness. The good news is that retirees have a lower rate of self-reported loneliness versus working people, according to the AARP.
Living in an area with a vibrant retirement population and amply ways to make connections like those around Tampa Bay just increases the chances that a retiree won’t struggle with loneliness. If you’ve considered relocating to connect with other active seniors, we’d love to help you find a community that’s right for you!
THINKING OF SELLING YOUR TAMPA BAY AREA HOME?
If you’re interested in selling a Tampa Bay area home, please contact us for more information about listing your home. Check out our helpful article describing the process and how to decide if it’s the right time to sell.
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Our experienced agents know the area and would love to find you the perfect home in the Tampa Bay or any of the surrounding areas. When you’re ready, call us at 813-961-6000, or contact us online. We handle real estate in Hillsborough County (the Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater metropolitan area), real estate in Pasco County (Port Richey, New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills and San Antonio), and real estate in Pinellas County (Tampa – St. Petersburg metropolitan area.) We’ll help you find the right home for your needs!