posted on September 03, 2009 11:06
A change in perspective can make such a difference. One program in Massachusetts decided to organize and support neighborhoods that are naturally becoming retirement communities due to the aging population. Their goal was to strengthen neighborly bonds and offer meaningful ways for people to interact. They introduced computer classes, social events, educational lectures, creative workshops, cooking classes, and more.
The results? Ninety-nine percent of respondents said they felt more connected to their neighbors. Ninety-four percent reported feeling less isolated. Most significant, 81% said they felt more optimistic about their lives. That’s exactly what Bay Isles Senior Services is all about—finding ways for people to feel connected and a sense of dignified wellbeing as they age.