Did you know, lonely people are more likely to suffer from dementia, heart disease and depression? Or that 3 in 4 Americans struggle with loneliness? Loneliness affects people with and without disabilities, which is why Summit DD has teamed up with We Thrive Together to help tackle this ongoing issue.
What is We Thrive Together?
We Thrive Together is an Ohio-based nonprofit organization created to help combat loneliness and isolation. They believe no one should suffer from social isolation or loneliness. They feel everyone deserves the opportunity to meet people and make friends.
Lynnette Klejka, Assistant Director of Summit DD’s Community Supports and Development Dept., explained that Summit DD is always looking for new ways to connect and include community members. “What’s great about We Thrive… is that there’s a little bit of something for everyone, older adolescents, adults, educators, providers, and more. And it’s free!”
With the help of partners like Summit DD, Western Reserve Junior Service League and more than a dozen other DD Boards and organizations, We Thrive Together provides virtual programs, classes, trainings, and games to connect people. Programming includes, trivia, advocacy training, cooking classes just to name a few. Check out the full calendar of events on the website or download the WTT flier.
Register for FREE
Best of all, registration is FREE! Simply follow the sign up link to join. With more than 100 events each month, there is sure to be something for everyone! Sign up today! Questions? Find your SSA or RSS in our online directory.