Research conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation determined that higher levels of perceived social connectedness are associated with lower blood pressure rates, better immune responses, and lower levels of stress hormones, all of which prevent chronic disease.
When individuals give voice to issues and harness power, they can generate the actions and solutions necessary for individual and community transformation. Increased social capital results in greater access to support, resources and the opportunity to change systems.
AGE to Age intentionally brings youth and adults older than 55 together for programs and activities across rural communities and Indian reservations in northeastern Minnesota to create stronger communities. Click on the Grantee Spotlight on this page to read more about the program's impact.