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Staying active, both mentally and physically, has incredible benefits for seniors. Those who are more active and engaged tend to live longer, healthier, happier lives. For this reason, Roland Park Place puts a tremendous emphasis on fostering the kind of environment and lifestyle that enables seniors to flourish. In recent years, scientific research has given increasing confirmation to the longstanding idea that seniors are better off when they stay active and involved in their communities as they age, as opposed to becoming inactive and isolated. Researchers now believe that there are correlations between sedentary, solitary lifestyles and health issues such as depression, memory loss, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart disease, increased injury risks, and more. Conversely, the scientific and medical communities agree that exercise, mental stimulation, nutrition, social interaction, and the other hallmarks of an active lifestyle contribute to increased mental health and cognition, physical independence, and an overall higher quality of life for seniors. A recent study shows that regular physical activities—even moderate ones, such as brisk walking—can add several years to someone’s life expectancy.