Community is an important aspect of wellness. Loneliness is a element of illness and dissatisfaction. A community is built of contributors. In community everyone has something to offer and that offering has inherent value. In order for a community to combat loneliness it needs to offer everyone value ( both giving and receiving). This does not require everyone to get along, have the same opinions or live the same lifestyle.
SHINE will offer monthly video conferences related to the seasonal offerings. This will be an opportunity for us to join in community, value each other, receive support, ask questions, and deepen connection. Recordings of conferences will be available to all members ( even if you cannot attend live). Topics, questions, and comments can be submitted beforehand in an effort to meet the needs of all members. Conference times will be chosen with a member survey.