Getting to hang out with your grandma is the best! From hearing great stories to enjoying all of their secret recipes, there really isn’t anything better. Plus, according to a new study, hanging out with your grandmother (or any of your cool elderly relatives) will actually help them live longer!
A study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco has found that adequate companionship can help extend and improve the quality of life for the elderly.
The study was conducted in a group of 1,600 adults with the average age of 71. Through the study, it was found that the adults who were lonely consistently held higher mortality rates than those who were not lonely. While isolation and being lonely can take a toll on anyone, the study found that it hits extra hard the older we get.
More or less, the older you are, the more you need these companionships in order to thrive.