Connect… With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections with support and enrich you every day.
Click here for some more ways to connect.
Kathleen worships at St Edmund’s Church Living Well, Temple Hill, Dartford.
“The Vicar we had previously taught us to enjoy life. That might seem funny, but to eat together quite a lot, and on Sundays, when I am well, there are four of us who all meet for lunch because we’re all widows. And it is quite nice to communicate and to cook for each other occasionally. It is nice, you know.”
Here are some simple ways that you can connect:
- Sit with the family to eat a meal together
- Send a card or letter to someone you haven’t seen for a while
- Plan to go out the coffee/food/drink/with…
- Ask a colleague how the week is going
- Ring… who you haven’t spoken to in a while
- Talk to someone at work instead of an email
- Plan a fun activity to do with…
- Pop into a community centre and sign up to get involved in a community activity
- Sit and watch a film or something with the people you live with
- Send an email to… who you haven’t heard from in ages
- Call… for a chat
- Say hello to a neighbour
- Ask what is selling well when I buy something in the local shop
- Rural Kent are working to support rural communities connect with each in Kent to find out more click here or go to the following link www.ruralkent.org.uk/
For some more ideas of how you can connect click here.
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