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Session 3 - Be Socially Active

Part 2 - Tips for Staying Socially Active

  • Accept invitations and extend a few of your own.
  • Make the most of your daily opportunities to socialize – chat with your taxi driver or store clerk; make conversation in the elevator.
  • Help someone – practice a random act of kindness.
  • Talk on the telephone or correspond via e-mail.
  • Participate in service clubs, volunteer work, or join a hobby group.
  • Combine social interaction with physical activity (such as a walk or a fitness class) or a brain-challenging activity (such as a book club discussion or attending a play) – and enjoy yourself while you positively impact your brain health.
  • Laugh – smile at someone.

Note: Your abilities, health and interests should be taken into consideration when choosing brain healthy activities. If you have questions about your own situation, speak to your doctor or health care provider.

Personal Reflection

  • What tip would you add to the list above?
  • What do you do to stay socially active?
  • What prevents you from being socially active?  How can you overcome this barrier in the days and weeks ahead?

Additional Reading

Heads Up for Healthier Living

Heads Up for Healthier Brains

Join the Conversation

Visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members.   It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss other tips and ideas for staying active.

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.


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