We all hope that Massachusetts COVID-19 illness statistics will start to drop over the next few weeks. It is difficult to imagine what others are going through as we face our own sense of loss over these weeks. But what makes us human is appreciating that for others the experience may be more than they can handle.
Looking for activities to do while practicing social distancing? This new resource, developed by Pathways to Friendship facilitator Phoebe Goodman, is intended to focus on how people can connect with others, increase skills to support future face-to-face relationships, and develop building blocks for a valued role in the person’s community.
On Friday, March 8, Phoebe Goodman and Jim Ross gave a workshop entitled Widening the Circle: Pathways to Friendship at the Lexington Community Center. Twenty-one residential providers, SUPPORTbrokers, representatives from DDS, and Lexington residents attended the workshop, for which the basic premise was that people with friends are happier, healthier, and safer.