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Funders across the nation have helped to launch and support community-centered approaches to address a wide range of issues.
Since almost three-quarters of people age 65 and older say that they are in good to excellent health, programs that support wellness are needed to help them stay that way. Especially when you consider that most chronic diseases—which inflict a steep cost in health, quality of life, and health care costs — can be prevented or controlled by paying attention to the environment in which we live, work, and play, as well as what we eat and how regularly we exercise.
Here are a few examples of wellness programs supported by grantmakers: