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We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. —Albert Schweitzer
- The UK Independent reported in a 2011 study that 86 % of millennials reported feeling lonely and depressed.
- A study in 2014 found 18-24-year-olds were four times as likely to feel lonely all the time as those aged 70 and above.
- A Canadian 2016 census revealed that 28 percent (almost 1/3) of Canadian adults are living alone – the highest proportion since Confederation.
- According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, research finds that “social isolation contributes as strongly to mortality as does smoking 15 cigarettes a day”
- In England, severe loneliness affects the lives of 700,000 men and 1.1 million women over the age of 50
We invite you into the Circle in May to chat about loneliness and its affects, how it might be possible to increase our connections to each other and what it might take to promote community in a world that can feel like more separate than whole.
Arrive with a curious mind and an open heart. Leave with a better understanding and additional resources to keep the conversation going.
Please register in advance with the form below as seating is limited. A financial contribution for space rental and tea can be made at the event. Remaining proceeds will be donated to __________________.