All people benefit physically, emotionally, and cognitively from regular, frequent social interaction. For older adults, especially, social engagement is beneficial in terms of stimulating and strengthening memory access and retention.
Socially active seniors also experience better overall health and wellbeing. Multiple studies have linked social engagement with reduced rates of depression, disability, and mortality, and with delayed onset of dementia.
Attending classes consistently, whether in person or virtually, is a very effective way to stay socially active and engaged.