Social connections improve physical health, mental and emotional well-being. Many of us are feeling disconnected these days. SFHSS Well-Being Team is working to nurture and support your collective health, emotional and physical well-being.
What is Social Connectedness?
Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines social connectedness as “the degree to which a person or group is socially close, interrelated, or shares resources with other persons or groups.”
There are many opportunities to connect with others. Check out the resources below to explore ways to connect, feel empowered, increase health and wellness, and foster connections!
Connect With Others - Sign up for one activity so you can engage and connect with others on topics that interest you most.
Build and Support Your Community - Identify one way that you can build your community, whether is volunteering, engaging in local library activities or supporting your small businesses around you.
Connections & Empowerment
When we cultivate connections, we learn from each other. We empower ourselves to promote our own well-being. Use the resources below to help support your social and emotional health, and foster connections.
Well-Being & Community
Improving our well-being and having a core community reduces our stress and allows us to focus on our wellness habits and wellbeing of those around us. Interested in exploring your well-being and building community? Click on the resources below.
Well-Being Benefits for Retirees
Be sure to go to our Well-Being Retiree Resources page where you will find information and links to many benefits and resources available to you under your SFHSS health plan.
Additional Healthy Aging Resources
City and County of San Francisco's Department of Disability and Aging Services
San Francisco's Department of Public Health's Community and Home Injury Prevention Project for Seniors (CHIPPS) Program
The CDC's Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions Resource Page
The World Health Organization's Factsheets, Guides, and Databases on Ageing