Live, in-person training before Covid-19.
Social isolation has been associated with a 50% increase in dementia and 26% increase in mortality. As we age, connection, belonging, and relationships still matter. As a CircleTalk™ Leader, you can help reverse the social isolation and loneliness that contribute to declining health and make a measurable difference in the well-being and longevity of people’s lives.
Live Virtual CircleTalk™ Leader Training Now Available
Get the tools you need to conduct VIRTUAL CIRCLES from the comfort and safety of your home! (Optional in-person trainings will resume once Covid-19 is no longer a threat.)
CircleTalk™ Disrupts Loneliness and Isolation
CircleTalk™ is dedicated to disrupting loneliness for older adults by creating opportunities for new relationships and rich conversations. With a unique curriculum that encourages self-reflection, personal storytelling, and fun activities that create connection and deepen a sense of belonging, CircleTalk’s proven method has successfully helped hundreds of adults in senior living communities, adult day programs and environments of all kinds.
About 1/3 of U.S. adults 45 and older feel lonely. That’s more than 8 million people, and these numbers are growing. Top predictors of loneliness: size and diversity of an individual’s social network, and being physically isolated.
– AARP Research 2018
Next Virtual Training Starts November 7, 2021
“I have known many of my friends for 50 years and more. I feel like I know these people in the Circle better—and I just met them!”
– Ruth, Golden West Senior Living
“I just completed my first CircleTalk™ group and it went fabulously. The weekly meetings were the highlight of my work week!”
– Amelia, Senior Services Support Specialist
“CircleTalk™ is bridging the gap between isolated residents and providing an outlet to enjoy each other. The residents who have joined have learned about one another. They are no longer just faces in the dining room; they are friends. Thank you so much for this program. It is worthwhile.”
– Jennifer, Director of Resident Enrichment
“Though very comfortable with one on one client interactions, the idea of facilitating groups has always been a daunting one. The CircleTalk™ training helped me ease into the process. . . . I don’t worry now about my feelings of awkwardness in leading groups, because I’ve learned through facilitating that ninety percent is showing up, and being present and listening with kindness. The rest takes care of itself!”
– Laure, Trained CircleTalk™ Leader
“Why isn’t this available to everybody who is in this (assisted living) residence?”
– Bill, Brookdale Wynwood
“Many people feel isolated and have had a hard time getting to really know another person. At CircleTalk™, we feel seen for who we are and connected.”
– Carolyn, Frasier Meadows
“Mother was lonely and depressed. She wouldn’t go to any other groups or activities. She finally went to CircleTalk™ and loved it!”
Molly, MA, LPC,Daughter of CircleTalk participant
“My group is going great and we all look forward to getting together every week! I have about 10 residents, male and female, ranging in age from 70-92. We were just going to do 8 weeks but everyone seems to be enjoying it so we are extending it. I think they are learning more and more about each other in a way they wouldn’t if they weren’t part of the group.”
– Lynn, Director of Sales and Marketing