Designing Communities for Real Connections

In today’s tech-obsessed world, there is a sense that we are deeply connected with a global community 24/7. While we can watch the world like a spectator and feel in the know—depression, anxiety and loneliness seem to be at an all-time high. This is especially true for older adults.

This issue is permeating our older adult population with a significant impact on health and vitality.

Your community can be a solution to this problem, but is it? With the thoughtful combination of well-designed spaces and enticing programming, you can bring people together in real life (IRL) to feel a sense of camaraderie and companionship—the true connectivity we all crave and that is vital to our health and well-being

Does your community support an engaging, relationship-based culture?

The process for creating an engaging culture starts with the physical spaces at your community. They need to be enticing and encourage people to gather.




Download the full article to learn a few strategies for designing communities for real connections.

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