The songs “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carol King, “People, People Who Need People” by Barbra Streisand, and “With a Little Help from My Friends” by Joe Cocker, express the critical roles good friends play in our lives. Not just classic tunes we all know and love, these songs express a very true concept, no matter our age – we all need good friends. A key finding from a major study of adults’ lives was that those who had close, long-term friends fared better than those who were less social. Close friendships enhanced moods and functioning as well as emotional and physical health.
In this CHWB Digital Program hosted by Sara Wright, the Center’s Wellbeing Guide, you’ll learn strategies and tactics that will help you improve your social wellbeing. With the guidance of a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Sara, you’ll explore the importance of personal connections and learn more about how to nurture your existing relationships, and create new ones.
Sara Wright serves as the Wellbeing Guide for the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB). She works directly with community members in administration of the Wellbeing Survey, a diagnostic tool that encourages reflection on one’s overall wellbeing as related to the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing (Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical, Social, Emotional, Vocational, Environmental.) Sara interprets the results of the Wellbeing Survey and creates an individualized plan to help each community member on their personal wellbeing journey.
Sara has more than twenty years of professional experience including the following areas of expertise: social services, health education, community relations, management, personal training and fitness coaching. She earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling and two bachelor’s degrees. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals and achieve self-empowerment.