Getting to know the people living around you offers plenty of benefits!

Research shows that there are many physical and mental health benefits to enjoying a sense of belonging.  Here are a few ideas to help you build community spirit:

  1. Rags to Riches – Organize a garage sale or clothing swap in your ‘hood.  It’s also a great way to get rid of clutter!
  2. Clean Green – Coordinate a park clean-up and then enjoy drinks and snacks that will hopefully be donated by a local business.
  3. Book Smart – Build a “Little Library” at your local park or on your front lawn and enjoy watching people gather to exchange books.

Getting to know people who live close by will really improve your quality of life and foster a sense of belonging.  Social media can also help build a safe, connected, friendly place to live by providing a platform to share events and ideas.