The science is clear. The facts are shocking.

Loneliness kills.

Community revives.

Loneliness increases the risk of heart disease by 29% and the risk of a stroke by 32%. 
 -Heart Journal

Lonely elders are twice as likely to have dementia as those who don’t report being lonely.
-Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies

Loneliness and social isolation can be as harmful to our health as obesity and smoking.


Open to seniors of all backgrounds and home to a diverse population of 1,500 residents, JCHE is the senior housing industry’s leader in combating loneliness. By giving every senior the opportunity to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment—we call this model Aging in Community—we promote successful aging, while shattering biases and misconceptions about older adults.

Our residents have access to a wide array of programs and services that prevent loneliness, improve physical and mental health, and provide creative and intellectual stimulation.

We rely on volunteers and individual donations to implement these programs. Please consider making a generous contribution to JCHE so that we can continue to foster the kinds of loving and supportive communities that are critical to preventing loneliness and enriching the lives of older adults. Be sure to go here to learn more about the extensive volunteer opportunities we offer.