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Skill-Building Tools

Listening for Connection

Adults, All Ages, Families

Listening is a fundamental tool for successful relationships. It can be defined as giving attention to messages and information received through sound and action. Becoming aware of your current listening skills and behaviors, and practicing new ones, will strengthen your own ability to listen to connect and not just respond.

Deepening conversations

Adults

When we learn how to connect with others as fellow human beings, we learn there are things we all have in common, including a need for friends, family and love.

Connecting Across Cultures

Adults

When we learn how to connect with others as fellow human beings, we learn there are things we all have in common, including a need for friends, family and love.

Reconnecting Tips

All Ages

Have you ever wanted to reconnect with someone from your past but didn’t know where to start or what to say? Below are a few tips to get started!

How to Video Chat

All Ages, Older Adults

There are many ways to connect, including using technology to have “face-to-face” time with friends and loved ones. Check out these resources and how-to’s for connecting through FaceTime and other applications.

Connection Across Differences

Adults

Every one of us is unique. We have different values, beliefs, backgrounds and experiences. When we connect with others who are different from us, we learn new things and grow our appreciation for diversity. Check out these tips on how to connect across differences.

Building New Connections

Adults, All Ages

We know that social connections are important for living a healthy and happy life. Sometimes we find ourselves in new places or stages where we have fewer connections and are looking to make new friends. Explore ideas for expanding social networks in a post-pandemic world.

How to Talk About Loneliness

Adults

There is stigma associated with loneliness. And it is sometimes hard to talk to friends or loved ones about being lonely because you don’t know what to say. Here are a few tips to have a meaningful conversation with people in your life who may be lonely.

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