Keeping active and involved

2. Why stay active?

Activities can help you stay independent and provide a great sense of enjoyment. They can also keep you in touch with other people and can improve your quality of life.

One of the most important ways of keeping involved and active is simply to talk to others, and not allow yourself to become isolated. Keeping in touch with other people can make you feel better now, and when you need more help in the future.

Other ways staying active can help you include:

  • raising your self-esteem, helping you from feeling anxious or depressed
  • maintaining your skills for longer
  • using an activity to help you express your feelings
  • sharing your experiences with people who can provide support or have the same interests.