Read it, do it, and live well longer!
It’s nice to have the researchers confirm what we’ve been saying at Peninsula Volunteers for years: that living well longer requires fitness, intellectual stimulation, and socialization. We actually say that it requires SIX things: add to the above list good nutrition, safe housing and a reason for being.
Peninsula Volunteer programs (Meals on Wheels, Little House, Rosener House, Crane and Partridge-Kennedy Apartments) provide all six factors.
We see that every day. People participating in PV programs are living well and independently longer. Now you know why.
See what the experts say (from 2/19/14 SF Chronicle): http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Aging-well-exercise-mental-stimulation-social-5246368.php