Compendium on Social Isolation

“Anytime that you have an opportunity to get closer to people, it’s a good thing.” says Wil, 94 and CircleTalk™ participant. “This weekly meeting gives all of us another chance to create a sense of community here (in assisted living) and find some purpose.  We use our brains and revisit important old memories.” Background Society […]

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Letting the Force of Our Character Rise Above Our Circumstances

We regret to announce the opportunity for connection is now postponed, suspended indefinitely or cancelled…… Everywhere I look, gatherings, events, conferences and programs are either not happening in 2020 or are threatened due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Feeling somewhat despondent that this situation leaves all of us more isolated and alone in our existence, I […]

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Emotional Exile. Frontline Workers and Professionals Coping Inside the Loneliness Epidemic.

“… it should never be taken lightly, the essential loneliness of people …that gaping darkness…” (from Olive Again, a 2019 novel by Elizabeth Strout). This passage jumped out at me and pulled hard on my heartstrings. Frontline workers and professionals in senior healthcare are surrounded by people who face this gaping darkness every day. These […]

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