“One of the hallmarks of social wellness is being inclusive, not exclusive, with our friendship.” – Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.  Here are some ways that you can foster social relationships even while at home:



  • Join an online group such as our Virtual Group Fitness or Carle Health & Fitness Center Book Club
  • Do things as a family (even exercise)
  • Adopt a pet (or find out how you can be a foster)
  • Touch base with someone you haven’t seen in awhile through text, email or video chat
  • Call a friend or family member

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