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Loneliness has existed long before living through a pandemic!

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Loneliness has existed long before living through a pandemic!

In my work with the Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community, I learned from a researcher, Julianne Holt-Lunstad that loneliness can be as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day! This can actually equate to 15 years off of a lifespan! (Pomeroy). Even prior to the pandemic we know that 1 in 5 individuals will admit to feeling consistently lonely. We all experience loneliness during life and living through a pandemic presents explicit challenges. Being connected promotes happiness, wellbeing, longevity and helps us to feel valued. I have also learned that being connected along with preventing or overcoming loneliness takes a conscious plan and a commitment to not only build but also to maintain relationships that are important to us. Beyond self, we can all make a difference too by supporting others who we know are experiencing isolation and loneliness. If we all reached out to at least one person – what a difference our world could be! Being connected and preventing loneliness promotes compassion in our world. We can all make a difference for self and others!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 21 from 7:00-8:00pm for a Free Virtual Education session: The Importance of Connection! with Diane Mulcaster, RN, MHS.

Register for this free virtual event.

Diane Mulcaster
Diane Mulcaster

Diane Mulcaster has worked in the nursing profession for almost 45 years and is now retired. Most recently Diane had been employed by The Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community (WECCC). In the role of training facilitator Diane had the privilege of developing and delivering education on the topic of the importance of being connected with a goal to raise awareness and ultimately to reduce loneliness in our community. Prior to this, Diane has worked at the bedside both in hospital and community and has had leadership roles in the community including Nurse Manager and Director of Community Programs in Home and Community Care with the Local Health Integration Network and former Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).

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