Social isolation can put seniors at greater risk of poor health than factors such as obesity and physical inactivity.

Allies in Aging is a collective impact initiative to reduce seniors’ social isolation in our community. Nearly thirty partner organizations are working together to connect seniors to supports and services. Projects include leadership programs, outreach, transportation initiatives, training programs and advocacy.

Taking a collective impact approach means we commit to a common agenda, share an evaluation approach, and provide extensive cross-project support. We also benefit from having an independent “backbone” team to support coordination, communication and collaboration.