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• Increasing evidence shows the behavioral, perceptual, and biological pathways by which social relationships and social networks positively impact health outcomes, including those for the aging mind and brain.

•The facilitation of healthy aging, in turn, has been shown to increase social participation among older adults through community-based interventions and contributes to societal well-being.

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This document was originally published in The Wiley Handbook on the Aging Mind and Brain. (c) 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published 2018 by John Wiley & Stons Ltd. Copyright restrictions may apply.