Brockville – Did you know hanging out with people you like is a benefit to your health? Healthy relationships and the opportunity to share in community life is a social determinant of health.
In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 71% of people report having a strong sense of community.
How does social support help your health?
· Friends and social contacts listen and encourage you when times are tough and can help you solve problems
· Positive social networks help you feel cared for and respected
· Having strong personal relationships can support your independence
Who do you enjoy time with, or turn to for help?
· Online support groups
· Fellow parishioner
· Community service provider
For more information on social support systems, visit http://www.healthunit.org or call 1-800-660-5853.