Connection, Belonging, Relationships.
They still matter.

CircleTalk™ starts new group conversations (both face-to-face and virtually), bringing meaningful engagement in any setting where older adults gather.

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Not Alone in Loneliness: The relationship between loneliness and social connections.

About one-third of U.S. adults age 45 and older report feeling lonely — and, due to an increased number of aging adults, the number is growing.

Top predictors of loneliness: size and diversity of an individual’s social network and being physically isolated.

AARP Research 2018

 

 

CircleTalkis an important solution to the social isolation dilemma. Bring people together virtually or face-to-face for their health, happiness and well-being.

 

Our Mission

Disrupting Loneliness

Putting Relationships at the Center
We are currently facing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation affecting more than 8 million older adults. Social isolation presents serious health risks linked to a many devastating health problems and cognitive decline. CircleTalk™ is working to reverse this tide by creating opportunities for new relationships and rich conversations.

Healthy Aging and the Importance of Human Connections.

CircleTalk™ programs are designed to build connections and relationships through high quality interactions with others. Support moments of real connection and great, guided conversations using unique curriculum that is fun and provocative. CircleTalk™ programs are a perfect program compliment in any setting where older adults gather including senior-living communities, adult day programs and senior centers.

CircleTalk™ Leaders facilitate focused activities and meaningful conversations so that people experience a sense of belonging and connection to others. Circle members enjoy self-reflection, personal storytelling as well as fun and light activities.

CircleTalk™ is changing the landscape of social interactions for older adults and disrupting the potential for loneliness and isolation as we age.

CircleTalk™ methods are evidence-informed and comprehensively field-tested. Since 2011, older adults have connected in over 3000 hours of CircleTalk™ programs.

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How Does CircleTalk™ Work?

As a trained leader, you will follow the group method and curriculum to lead regularly scheduled, one-hour programs. Come visit a few CircleTalk™ groups.

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Who Gets Trained to Lead CircleTalk™ Programs?

You do! As a professional who cares about the well-being of older adults, you can bring CircleTalk™ into your community. Watch the smiles appear!

1. Get Trained

In the CircleTalk™ Leader Course you will learn the methods and skills, acquire the tools, and get the support you need to lead CircleTalk™. We provide multiple options to get trained in this original, innovative program.

2. Begin your Circle

Once trained in CircleTalk™, you are prepared to schedule and begin leading ‘Circles’. Our course provides you with the resources of CircleTalk™ Master Trainers for coaching to get your Circle started.