Social Wellbeing is a Top Priority at Spring Harbor

"Adults who are more socially connected are healthier and live longer than their more isolated peers,” says the National Institutes of Health. Research shows that the secret to longevity isn't just about diet and exercise—it’s about staying connected. This means maintaining a strong social network and engaging in an active social life.

For many older people, regular socialization can become difficult due to physical ailments, loss of a loved one or other mobility factors, but at Spring Harbor at Green Island, it’s easy to stay active and “grab life by the fun” with a regular calendar of social programs and events. With weekly social hours, line dancing and painting classes right on campus, and special events like guided island tours, dinners out, cultural excursions and movie nights, residents can participate in many different opportunities and adventures. This list goes on with water aerobics, a few rounds on the putting green or the popular book club. Choosing what to do next is the most difficult part.

The lifestyle philosophy here encourages more than just healthy dining and physical fitness. We know that socialization enriches and improves life at any age, and studies show that people who maintain a consistent and active social life along with a strong network of friends as they age may reap even more rewards. The benefits are many and can include:

  • Greater ability to handle stress
  • Improved cardiovascular functioning
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better thinking skills and a slowing of cognitive decline
  • Increased longevity
  • More physical activity and improved fitness level
  • Reduced risk of depression and anxiety
  • Greater self-esteem and sense of purpose
  • Increased productivity
  • And a more fulfilling lifestyle

Living an active social life is part of healthy aging and overall wellness. It could be the secret to longevity too. With our unrivaled range of activities, there’s no excuse not to try a few new things. No matter if the goal is an on-the-go or a relaxed lifestyle, residents make their own choices to live a little or a lot.


Visit Spring Harbor at Green Island

Schedule a time to tour our stunning community, meet our vibrant residents, and let us answer your important questions. Once you step into our world, you’ll understand why so many seniors happily call Spring Harbor home.