Social Wellness Month

Connection Matters

Celebrating Social Wellness

July is Social Wellness Month, and what better way to celebrate than bonding with others and building fulfilling relationships? We understand that living with a chronic condition like kidney disease or heart disease can be overwhelming. However, being connected with others can have a lasting impact on your physical and mental health.

Better relationships, better health.

Healthy relationships are essential for overall health. Did you know the health risks of social isolation and loneliness are comparable to those of cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and obesity?

Here are some mental and physical health benefits that healthy relationships can offer.

  • Improved mental health – Social support can help reduce stress and anxiety, increase happiness, and protect against mental illnesses like depression.
  • Improved physical health – Studies have shown that those with strong social connections are more likely to live longer and healthier lives. Social support can improve heart health, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of infections.
  • Improved self-esteem – Having positive relationships with others increases self-esteem and helps us to feel more secure in our own skin. That feeling of security can help to boost confidence and lead to greater success in life.
  • Improved coping skills – It’s important to have a strong support network to help us deal with challenging situations, including those related to physical or mental health. Having someone we can talk to and rely on is extremely beneficial during difficult times.
Let's get social

Building a strong support network is an essential part of overall wellness. Social Wellness Month is a great opportunity to concentrate on strengthening connections with friends, family, and other important people in our lives. Here are some ways you can expand your support network:

  1. Reconnect with friends and family and plan a fun activity you can do together
  2. Go out of your way to talk to someone new when you are out and about to make a new friend
  3. Join a book club, take a cooking or art class, or find a hobby to enjoy in a group setting
  4. Volunteer with others at a local charity or organization
  5. Connect online with us via Facebook or Instagram for some great education and resources!


There are so many other great ways you can grow your social network. Building healthy relationships will improve your mental and physical health, so take control of your well-being this month!

The information contained here is for educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you read here.

Are you eligible for our healthy living program?

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