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Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

In rural communities, loneliness and lack of social connection are taking a toll on the elderly and young alike. One group in Minnesota is trying to solve the problem by connecting the generations.

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Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

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John Poynter of Clarksville, Tenn., uses a wall calendar to keep track of all his appointments for both behavioral health and physical ailments. His mental health case manager, Valerie Klein, appears regularly on the calendar — and helps make sure he gets to his diabetes appointments. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Coordinating Care Of Mind And Body Might Help Medicaid Save Money And Lives

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