Advantages - Health
A CoLo Club Housemate

Helps cultivate healthier habits: eat better meals and fewer snacks,
   try new foods, have a built in exercise / walking partner
Builds emotional connections, which in turn increases your self-esteem
   and self-confidence
Increases happiness by diminishing depression and loneliness while
   increasing social interaction and life enrichment
Leads to a healthier brain: Exposure to new and different ideas increases
   mental stimulation and lowers risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and other
Makes you feel safer and allows for better sleep
Helps build your cognitive reserves (and decreases dementia risks) by
   getting you out of your normal routine and comfort zone and increases
   new experiences
Reduces stress by sharing problems and concerns by being able to talk
   them through with someone else

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Helpful Hints & Information

Don't Grow Old Alone
Build Your Cognitive Reserve
Why We Need Walking Book Clubs

Brain Training: No Magic Bullet, Yet Useful Tool
Older Adults and the Importance of Social Interaction