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Social Participation

The role of being actively involved in community is a determinant of health. Opening the door to being involved may be a scary thing, but the importance to personal well being and quality of life is essential for older persons. Susan Sader (Winnipeg), and Brenda Tonn (Plumas)outline how getting involved in community programs and activity increases confidence and vitality in people and of how staying engaged in community can be a life saving action for older people , as well as being a service to family members who feel comfortable knowing that older relatives and friends , are safely engaged in programs.

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