Personal, social, and system connectedness

Older adults, organizations, and the greater community are all connected and interdependent. Collaboration and partnership between all community members make our communities stronger. An age-friendly community creates personal, social, and system connectedness by:

  • Building meaningful partnerships between older adults and service providers
  • Recognizing that all older adults are partners in their own care
  • Partnering with service providers to create a system to meet the changing needs of older adults

Keep the five guiding principles in mind as you have your community conversations. The guiding principles are important to consider when you are identifying your communities strengths and areas for improvement.

Build meaningful partnerships between older adults and service providers

Create a strong partnership within and beyond your community

See examples of personal, social, and system connectedness within the dementia context.