Boomers need to interact with boomers and other people and to further skills
This category of needs and is affected by transportation, accessibility and housing circumstances. Experts agree that a lack of recreational activities can lead to declining physical health, and a lack of social activities can lead to isolation and declining mental health.
Many outlets for social and recreational include formal recreation centres as well as identified gathering points such as libraries, community centres and legion halls.
Faith-based organizations, particularly the traditional churches, have high concentrations of boomers active in committees and events.
Boomers in retirement homes and long-term care homes have access to in-house social and recreational programming but often drop their ties to community recreation when they enter a long-term care home.
Many boomers have a low level of knowledge about the full range of social and recreational options that are in fact available to them.