Emotional Health for Retirees

Did you know that participating in activities that you enjoy may help support healthy aging? As people age, they tend to spend more time at home which can lead to isolation and depression. The National Institute on Aging tells us that older people who are socially active are:

•    Less likely to develop certain diseases.
•    Happier and less depressed.
•    Better prepared to cope with loss.
•    More likely to improve their think­ing abilities.
•    Living longer.

Get Started

Research your community for social activities and volunteer opportunities.

Stay on track

Schedule in new activities like taking a class or visiting a museum with your friends or neighbors.

Resources: 

  • Treatment: If you are concerned that you may be depressed, con­tact your health care provider.
  • Organizations: Consider joining a retiree organization like the Retired Employees of the City and County of San Francisco (REC­CSF) or the United Educators of San Francisco Retirees.

For more ideas and resources, check with your health plan provider: