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Social connectedness and meaningful relationships are a critical component of health and wellness across the lifespan.


Programs

Conversations on Aging

This curriculum is designed to help caregivers and their family members recognize the impact that caregiving can have on relationships

Keys to Embracing Aging

Keys to Embracing Aging is a multi-state, research-based initiative that aims to promote 12 healthy behavior practices that encourage optimal aging throughout the lifespan.

Living well through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise (LIFE)

The LIFE program is led by younger adults and increases access for at-risk older rural populations to sustainable, low cost, physical activity programming.

So Now What? Tips for Managing Life After Retirement

Tips for Managing Life After Retirement introduces four key themes that have emerged from research on living a successful, healthy retirement: foundational relationships, healthy living, achieving balance, and planning for the future.

Teach SD

This comprehensive toolkit guides Extension professionals in implementing or enhancing an existing community-based technology training program for older adults.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate

This curriculum addresses six key protective decision-making factors to optimize inheritance planning and family relationships across generations.

Additional Resources

AARP: Dating in Mid- and Later-Life

AARP: Sex and Intimacy in Later Life

National Resource Center for Healthy Marriages and Families

The Psychologist: How Relationships Help Us Age Well

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