Event Details

This event finished on 19 March 2020

Thursdays, Feb 20-March 19 • 11:45 am-1 pm, Trailside • Room 159

Loneliness is a serious issue that can affect physical and mental health for many older adults. Fortunately, there are many strategies that we can learn and practice to decrease this feeling and help us feel more connected and positive about our lives.

Meghan Dahl, L.M.S.W., Behavioral Health Therapist at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, is offering a five-week lunch-and-learn series focusing on loneliness and social connection called “Bridge to Belonging” beginning Feb. 20 at Senior Services of Midland. Dahl will explore several topics, including increasing helpful positive behaviors, addressing negative thoughts, challenging social anxiety, and relaxation strategies.

Dahl has experience in working with people of all ages regarding loneliness, depression, anxiety, chronic health problems and many others. Anyone interested in learning more on this topic, whether for themselves or their loved ones, is invited to attend.

Aim to arrive by 11:30 am in Trailside and after your table is called, take your lunch into room 159. The class will begin as close to 11:45 as possible and end by 1:00. Space is limited in the room, so please call ahead to reserve your spot and register for lunch at 633-3700. Lunches are by donation to those over 60, or $6 for those under 60.