Humana’s “Far from Alone” campaign and the Foundation for Social Connection teamed up in June on several events to recognize Global Loneliness Awareness Week (June 13-17). In case you missed it, you can still watch and learn from the great insights!
“Far from Alone” and the Foundation for Social Connection hosted special events in several major cities to grow understanding of loneliness and social isolation, including:
- Washington, D.C: On June 15, 2022, the Foundation for Social Connection and “Far from Alone” hosted Conversations on Belonging, Connection, & Wellbeing. This event brought together national thought leaders, change agents and advocates at the U.S. Capitol to share their perspectives on the value of social connection. Highlights included a fireside chat with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and NBC’s Jenna Bush Hager, and an expert panel with Senator Tina Smith and Mona Siddiqui, Humana’s SVP Enterprise Clinical Management, to discuss the importance of social connection to our health and overall well-being. If you did not get a chance to join us or want to revisit the conversation, please visit the event page for materials, including recordings, photos and a recap of the event!
- Atlanta, Charlotte & Tampa: “Far from Alone” and Humana’s markets in Atlanta, Charlotte and Tampa hosted events throughout Global Loneliness Awareness Week to screen the powerful new documentary “All the Lonely People”, written and directed by Stu Maddux and produced by Joseph Applebaum, and held discussions among attendees after the film. Over 70 community partners attended the events and discussed ways they could collaborate to address loneliness. The Atlanta event included a Q&A with the filmmakers themselves at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, home to the late MLK Jr. If you missed these events and live near the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, there is one final event coming up in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday August 26th at 9:30 a.m. ET at the L.A Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center at 1409 NW 6th St. in Ft. Lauderdale. Please contact Melissa Blum to RSVP.
We are thrilled to have experienced so many different perspectives on loneliness throughout Global Loneliness Awareness Week, and we look forward to spreading the word on “Far from Alone” in more events in the future!