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Living the Social Life

Happy seniors socializing over cake and coffee.

As a continuing care retirement community, The Moorings at Lewes is ideal for an active, vibrant lifestyle – especially when it comes to socializing. Residents Doug and Adele Trout share, “We have over 100 different friends here, even though our backgrounds are so diverse, we make friends very quickly because we have so much in common at this stage of life. We’re active and looking forward to the future.” Does this sound like something that piques your interest? Keep reading to learn more about the importance of socialization and find ways to get involved in our community.

The Importance of Socialization

Social interaction offers benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing. Consistent social interactions can help keep you stimulated, mentally sharp and intellectually engaged, resulting in better brain health. Plus, connecting with others releases dopamine, the chemical that makes you feel good. Whenever you have a bad day, interacting with others can boost your mood.

Along with the mental benefits, your physical body will also gain from social interaction. Connecting with others may reduce stress. This leads to an increase in cardiovascular health and an improved immune system, which can make it easier to fight off sicknesses like the flu. With likeminded individuals around you, you’re also more likely to take part in regular exercise.

Discover Socialization Opportunities at The Moorings at Lewes

There are many ways for you to get involved in socializing in the community through activities like:

  • Involving Yourself in a Hobby: With on-site amenities like the butterfly gardens and woodworking shop, you have the space you need to continue on your favorite hobbies and meet friends with similar interests. Plus, you can also share your talents with others during gatherings such as the coloring group and needlework club.
  • Sharing a Meal With a Friend: There’s nothing quite like bonding over a delectable meal. With options to dine including the casual Boathouse Bistro Grand Atrium and more formal Chart Room, you can either enjoy a meal together or simply grab a quick coffee and snack to catch up.
  • Getting Involved in the Community: Our Resident’s Association is an involved, robust program with nine committees; Activities, Bylaws, Dining Services, Employee Appreciation, Gift Shop, Library, Newsletter, Program and Woodworking. Each committee serves a necessary role and gives residents the chance to make an impact on their community while spending time with peers.
  • Playing a Game: What better way to get to know someone than through friendly competition. Groups that regularly meet include canasta, poker, bridge and more. All you have to do is show up and participate.
  • Toasting to Your Friendship: Cheers! Celebrating life with a unique twist is something we offer at The Moorings, with music and fun elevating our gatherings. Our weekly happy hours are the perfect time to delight in a cocktail and connect with neighbors.

Come see how happy and friendly our community is for yourself – contact us today and schedule your personal tour.

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