Project Lead - Sheila Schuehlein
"I have worked in the field of Health Promotion, in various capacities, for going on 30 years. I can’t recall when there’s been such a demonstrated need for communities to come together and actively address well-being. The pandemic’s forced isolation, and the impact it continues to have on both individuals and communities, can be best addressed if community members come together to explore innovative ways to reconnect and reignite relationships. Enter “Connectedness Coaching”. This project will bring together those community members for dialogue, sharing and for skill development in the areas of coaching conversations and peer support. These new skills can be employed with family members, colleagues, friends, neighbours or someone we don’t even know. We can crack through the damaging remoteness if we put our hearts into it and help build resilience for ourselves and others. I invite you to become a part of this positive push forward. Please tell us about your own resiliency efforts so we can spread some happy."
Project Coordinator - Sarah Versteeg
Through my role as Lonely No More's Program Coordinator, I've seen first-hand the toll COVID-19 has made in our community, especially in our older adult neighbors. Through these difficult times I saw the empowering benefits that peer support can make in our community. I am very excited to be co-developing and coordinating this new project. I look forward to connecting with you and journeying together.