21 Jul Florida Seniors Have Higher Healthy Life Expectancy Among Southeast
At the Bay County Council on Aging, you’ll find music, laughter, and friendship.
“It just makes the day whenever you can come out and be with other people and have people love you and love them back,” said Mary Lee Hallman who has worked at the senior center for the past 16 years.
James Manley, 87, visits there almost every day and shares his gift of singing with everyone when he’s not doing dishes in the kitchen.
“Cause these some good people,” said Manley. “I like to be around them.”
The center offers an atmosphere for good company and activities, and it’s that, Executive Director Beth Coulliette, says is extremely beneficial to seniors’ health.
“We found through the years that people who stay involved, who volunteer, who participate in activities, who are social, who are in a support group, do much better health wise,” said Coulliette.
Growing old is a fact of life. However, new statistics reveal those who live in the sunshine state are expected to live a little longer.