FriendshipWorks announces the launch of its first Annual Walk-a-Thon called “FriendshipWalks” scheduled for Sunday, May 15th. One of the walk’s starting points will be at FriendshipWorks’ Jamaica Plain neighborhood office. “The Walk-a-Thon will help showcase FriendshipWorks’ mission and growth, connecting our neighborhood offices, including the new one in the South End,” says Connie Packard, Board President of FriendshipWorks. Research has shown that social isolation leads to negative health outcomes and an increase in the mortality risk for older adults. FriendshipWorks has been a pioneer in implementing simple and effective solutions to counteract the serious health risks posed by social isolation in the elder community.