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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What Opens Your Heart?

Important Research Looks at Emotionally Satisfying Experiences and Quality Relationships. No, pondering this question is not self-obsession. This is important self-knowledge about what makes us tick, connect and thrive in social settings. As we age our networks change and perhaps shrink; people in our lives move and die and our own physical capabilities to be […]

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January Virtual Training – Sold Out!

** NOTIFICATION ** We are officially sold out for our first CircleTalk™ Virtual Leader Course! Please join us for our next CircleTalk™ Virtual Leader Course coming up in May 2020. Details can be found on our website at – https://www.circletalk.org/ This course is available as a 5 module virtual learning experience. Participants will be guided […]

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Making Friends as a Lifelong Skill

We are all human beings. A short tutorial on making friends from Gerda Here is Gerda, one of the most fearless people I know when it comes to staying involved in what I call the social fabric of a community. Gerda, living at home until recently, typifies the person that we describe today as being […]

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