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Feelings of isolation and loneliness affect older adults at higher rates. An estimated one-fourth of older adults report being socially isolated and one-third lonely. This is a growing concern since the effects of social isolation have an impact on physical and mental health.

That’s where Shepherd’s Centers of America comes in. We are one of the first organizations in the nation dedicated to happy, healthy aging in place.

In A Proven Experiment, Dr. Rusty Ryan has compiled and published a legacy book with the purpose of serving future older adult generations across the U.S. This book documents the unique Shepherd’s Centers “by, with, and for older adults” model with a team of writers who helped shape its history.

This book is evidence of the positive impact of Shepherd’s Centers on a better quality of life for older adults when we meet and exceed the social, civic, health, and spiritual dimensions of aging.  

Order your copy from Amazon here.  All proceeds from the sale of this book stay within the SCA Network to continue to meet the needs of older adults.


Read the Surgeon General’s report on the Epidemic of Loneliness and Social Isolation.  The Shepherd’s Centers of America Network is creating a culture for meaningful connections that reduce social isolation among older adults. 

Learn more about the work of the Shepherd’s Centers Network.

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