For All Ages is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization connecting the generations and inspiring action to end loneliness, reduce ageism, and improve health and well-being.
For All Ages is a CT nonprofit organization connecting the generations and inspiring action to end loneliness, reduce ageism, and improve health and well-being.
We invite you to join our mission to connect the generations - because
life is an adventure best shared together!
Pre-pandemic, more than 60% of Americans reported feeling lonely. That was more than 2.1 million people in CT alone. Loneliness and social isolation have been identified as key social determinants of health, negatively impacting the health and well-being of people of all ages. Loneliness is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, dementia, anxiety, depression, addiction, and suicide. The negative health impacts of loneliness and isolation are equal to smoking 15 cigarettes/day and are more detrimental to health than obesity.
And having a positive view of aging reduces the risk of dementia and increases longevity by 7.5 years.
Since launching in 2019, we have connected nearly 800 older adults and youth across 61 CT towns for 5,000 hours of engaging, creative programs.
And we've delivered 10,000 Joyful Notes cards to isolated older adults across central CT.
Ending loneliness is more important than ever before and is an essential component of improving the health of Connecticut's residents of all ages.
We are offering the following programs and events in 2022, with a focus on tackling loneliness and ageism:
Our innovative, virtual Tea @ 3 Community sessions run twice a year and connect dozens of college students with older adults across CT. When joining the 12-week Tea @ 3 Community, adults age 50+ and college students are paired based on common interests. These 'Tea-Mates' connect virtually on a weekly basis for 12 weeks and enjoy 3 Community-wide Live Zoom events. This program reduces loneliness and isolation and provides a sense of purpose and belonging.
Our Joyful Notes Project, launched in 2020 to combat loneliness experienced by isolated older adults during the pandemic, has provided 10,000 handmade cards to isolated older adults across central CT!
Our Buddies & Bobbers Learn-to-Fish Fishing Derby connects youth ages 5-12 who have not had the chance to fish and experience the natural wonders of the wild with experienced, older adult anglers for a wholesome, health-boosting morning of mentorship and fun.
Our Unite by Light luminary event takes place each December in Simsbury. This luminary event unites the community, brings joy, and creates a brighter world. Residents of all ages come together to light the Unity Mile - one mile of luminaries along one street in town, many of which have been decorated by older adults.
Visit us at www.forallages.org to learn more.