Family outings good for your health
Whether it’s a Sunday afternoon visit or an extended stay, spending time with family, especially children and grandchildren, can be beneficial for seniors who have chosen to relocate in their later years.
Building and maintaining strong family relationships during retirement is important to your quality of life and, research shows, it can increase your chances of living longer. Regular visits can relieve stress, brighten a mood, increase physical activity and provide needed socialization.
Opportunity for family outings abound in the Hilton Head Lakes region! Many outdoor activities are available in Lowcountry that appeal to multiple generations. The area’s state parks offer an ideal backdrop for spending some quality time with loved ones.
Hikes offer golden opportunities to talk and learn about your grandchild’s favorite teacher, friends and interests. It’s also an ideal time to share a bit of yourself with the younger generation in a relaxed environment.
If hiking isn’t your thing, the Lowcountry offers other recreation, such as golf, fishing, boating and of course beach strolling. Ample cultural and learning opportunities also are available throughout local communities.
Quality time can also be had without leaving our community. Much can be unveiled during a competitive game of cards or spending time in the kitchen baking some cookies. Utilizing the owners’ amenities center by hanging out by the pool or playing Pickle Ball are other great options for strengthening relationships and making memories.
Studies show nurturing relationships with family and friends may be as important to a satisfying retirement as your financial holdings. Take the time to plan some future outings.