Everyone Needs a Place to Belong

We all need to feel needed, no matter our age. As we grow older, having purpose and meaning in our lives helps us stay healthier, too. In this community, young and older Oregonians demonstrate how relying on each other can create a healthier place for everyone.

Why Does Place Matter?

We think we all have the same fair shot at a healthy life. But barriers of all kinds can get in the way, from poverty and prejudice to a lack of safe places to walk or play. For each of us, our place in Oregon—our address, income, the color of our skin—often determines how healthy we can be.

Curious? Skeptical? Ready to explore more? Explore the place-health connection as it plays out across our state, and like us on Facebook to join the conversation.