connecting helps us rebuild
One positive relationship can make a difference.
Building resilience begins with healthy relationships. Connections can be made with others, with your community—with yourself.
One positive relationship can help to overcome life’s challenges. Give and seek support when you can.
Find what brings you joy.
What is a positive relationship?
Healthy relationships with people with similar interests or experiences to you is a huge benefit to your health, and provides connections that you can lean into when things are tough.
Peer Recovery Centers (like the Larry Labonte Recovery Center in Rumford and the Lakes Region Recovery Center in Bridgton) often offer a variety of programs and resources for people recovering from substance use disorders. These can include support groups, art classes, yoga lessons, social gatherings, and more.
River Valley Healthy Community Coalition hosts monthly senior lunches that provide a good meal AND a good time for older adults in the River Valley area.
SeniorsPlus offers regular classes that are a great way for older adults to connect. They also have a drop-in center in Norway.
The Table is an organization based in Norway that has open-invite outdoor adventures for their Healthy Outdoors Group. Their Facebook page is the best way to check out what the group is up to and find a way to join in on an outing. They also offer free community breakfasts, clothing giveaways, and more.
Want to be connected to others who are working to support resilience? Check out these organizations:
Maine Resilience Building Network connects people across the state who are working to improve understanding of ACEs and the importance of resilience. They provide regular learning and networking events, insightful reports, and a fantastic biannual conference.
What are ACEs?
The hurtful things that happen to us when we’re young can have lasting impacts on our health and wellbeing. The more hurts we experience, the greater the impact may be.
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