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Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

The potential for positive connections between the arts and health/well-being are increasingly being recognized and explored. This article from NPR Health explores a project called AGE to age that brings together youth and seniors in rural Apalachia for mutual connection and support. The two generations work various projects together, and while not all projects are arts-based, all focus on connecting and creating. The project has proved very successful in easing the social isolation that is becoming all too common in society, and especially in rural areas. For example, the Northland Foundation reports that 85% of youth particpating in AGE to age across northestern Minnestoa say they have created new friendships, while 95% of older adults report decreased feelings of isolation.

This is an inspiring piece for anyone looking for ways to create meaningful connections in their community!

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