Did you know that spending time with others helps to reduce stress and boost well-being? The connections we make with people enrich our lives and get us through tough times.

Find new ways to connect with others safely:

  • Build strong relationships with your family and loved ones. Look for opportunities to spend time together, like eating meals, taking after-dinner walks, or reading books together.
  • Get active and share good habits with family and friends. Being active with others in your community can have a positive effect on your health habits and create opportunities to connect.
  • Join a group focused on a favorite hobby, such as reading, hiking, or painting.
  • Take a class to learn something new.
  • Volunteer for things you care about in your community, like a community garden, school, library, or place of worship.
  • Reach out by phone, text, or video calls when you can’t socialize in-person.
  • If you’re a family caregiver, ask for help from others. Find ways to care for your health while caring for others. Join a caregiver’s support group.

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