No matter where you live – a single-family home, an apartment or somewhere else altogether – building friendships with those around you can help you feel more connected and fulfilled. In fact, studies suggest support from neighbors is associated with better well-being.
Whether you’re a longtime resident or new to the area, meeting your neighbors can feel intimidating. But don’t stress, Hello4Health™ has a variety of ways to introduce yourself – virtually, in person, at an event – take your pick of these activities:
- Easy ways to meet your neighbors and community members: Tips on different ways you can connect with your neighbors and community.
- It’s Party Time – Throwing a neighborhood block party: Hosting a neighborhood block party is easier than you think. Here are some simple steps and ideas for planning a neighborhood gathering.
- Conversation starters for neighbors: Use these printer-friendly conversation starter cards to get to know your neighbors; you can also use these cards in a variety of other settings: family reunion, work retreat, faith-based gatherings and more!
- Make a neighbor map: Once you’ve chatted with a neighbor, use our neighbor map to keep notes of key insights to remember. Plus, use the notes to encourage deeper conversations the next time you connect with your neighbors.
Many communities host events to bring neighbors together in a fun and celebratory way. If a neighborhood event is coming up, take advantage of the opportunity and use Hello4Heatlh™ resources to get to know your neighbors. Be sure to follow current CDC recommendations for masking and social distancing.