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Surgeon General Warns of an Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

Nadine Briggs

Loneliness is not merely an emotion; it has evolved into a pressing public health crisis that significantly impacts our mental and physical well-being. According to a recent report by the U.S. surgeon general, the adverse effects of loneliness and isolation on our health are profound. They include an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia, depression, and anxiety. Shockingly, loneliness can elevate the risk of premature death to levels comparable to those associated with daily smoking.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue of loneliness in our society. Even before the pandemic struck, approximately half of U.S. adults reported experiencing noticeable levels of loneliness. Moreover, children are still grappling with the aftermath of disrupted socialization.

The surgeon general’s advice:

“We must prioritize building social connection” – U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

This is why we invite you to explore Simply Social Kids this summer! Simply Social Kids is an exceptional program designed to assist children. teenagers, and young adults in developing vital social skills and confidence through enjoyable and engaging activities.

By enrolling in Simply Social Kids, your child will enjoy an array of remarkable benefits that enhance their social life and wellbeing.

Nurture Meaningful Connections: Join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who not only share similar interests but also understand the challenges your faces.

Cultivate new and lasting friendships that create a supportive network for your child.

Learn Vital Social Skills: Our program is designed to equip your child with essential social skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. From effective communication and empathy to cooperation and conflict resolution, they will gain the tools they need to navigate social interactions with confidence.

Engaging in Enriching Activities: Participate in a variety of exciting games and activities carefully curated to foster enjoyment and reduce stress.

Embracing Acceptance and Support: Our compassionate staff members genuinely understand your child’s needs and are committed to providing a safe and accepting environment for your child. Feel assured that you will be welcomed and supported throughout your journey with Simply Social Kids.

Simply Social Kids is not just a typical summer program; it is an opportunity to nurture social connections in your child’s life.

Take a step towards a summer filled with friendship, laughter, and personal growth—register today for Simply Social Kids and prepare for a season of fun and friendship!

If your child/teen/young adult needs coaching to help them make friends, contact us to schedule a trial or find out more about our weekly programs by contacting us at 978-764-2758 or

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