Emotional and spiritual well-being are key components to healthy aging. Social interaction is an important part of emotional health. To age well, we need to give and receive love. Volunteering on a regular basis, being with a group of friends regularly, and or staying involved in your community through organizations and/or through church give one a since of meaning and purpose. This gives one a reason to get out of bed every morning and to stay physically and mentally healthy.
An excellent way to stay mentally healthy as well as emotionally healthy is to participate in educational opportunities in the community. Many different types of classes are offered through local schools and organizations that are affordable and can provide different opportunities to learn.
For more information regarding aging, visit the National Institute on Aging's “Age Page” at www.nia.nih.gov/data/publist.asp.