When we start out in life. Community is easy. We have our family structure, we have school, we have team sports. As we grow older it becomes harder to maintain community. Making friends as an adult is strange. As we get older it’s easier to spend less time with our community. The sad news is, as you age, you often feel more isolated. Harvard University began a study in 1938 to identify predictors of healthy ageing. The eighty year study spans different ages, genders, races, and economic status. The most powerful finding in the study is that good relationships keep us happier and healthier. There was a direct correlation between being more socially connected to family, to friends, to a community and being happier, physically healthier, and living longer than someone who is less well connected.