In recent decades, older people and people of all ages have experienced soaring rates of social isolation, with profound impacts on health and well-being. Far from being a personal choice, social isolation stems from community designs and systemic injustices that keep people and neighborhoods apart. We must reshape our communities in ways that support meaningful social connection among residents, improve trust between neighbors, and strengthen an overall sense of belonging and community.
- How philanthropic leaders can support the redesign of community-level systems in order to advance meaningful social connections
- A recent report by Healthy Places by Design and five recommendations for creating socially connected communities, starting with public spaces, transportation, and housing
- Amy Gorn, Program Officer, Mat-Su Health Foundation
- Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Risa Wilkerson, Executive Director, Healthy Places by Design
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Grantmakers who are funding or interested in the area of aging services and healthy aging.
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