Social Wellness

Human beings are social creatures.  Interacting with others contributes to mental, emotional, and physical health.  Some studies even suggest that “being social” may help you live longer!

Letters from Liza | Started by Liza Johnson, Letters from Liza is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping caregivers who may feel isolated or lacking social interaction; the COVID-19 pandemic only heightened feelings of loneliness for many caregivers. To request a letter from Liza, click here. You can also contact Liza at her email address lettersfromliza@gmail.com or her phone number (847) 254 – 0900.
Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation. Tips, strategies, and tools from the National Institute on Aging.
Social Engagement and Healthy Aging. Learn more about relationship between memory loss and social engagement, the dangers of isolation, and how to “volunteer for health.” (Harvard Health).
Social Self-Care Ideas to Prevent Feeling Isolated. From Families for Depression Awareness: learn more about the relationship between social interaction and mental well-being along with simple social activity suggestions that can boost your spirits. Note: Pets count, too.
Social Wellness Toolkit. Strategies for improving your social health and your overall wellness from the National Institutes of Health.
NEW!!! Stay Connected to Friends While Caregiving. AARP article by Barry J. Jacobs discusses the importance of social connections to caregiver well-being and offers tips for staying connected with others. (07.05.22)