Book Discussion Group
The group meets in The Bernice Nailen Memorial Library. All are welcome. The Book discussion group will meet the third Monday of the month (except July, August and December) at 1:30 pm.
Facilitator: Val Holzman
Location: Bernice Nailen Memorial Library
Description: This daytime group reads and discusses books recommended by the UWIF. Open to all who enjoy reading!
On Monday, June 19, at 1:30 pm the group will discuss the book: Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H Murthy M.D. In the book we need NOW to avoid a social recession, Murthy’s prescient message is about the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community. Humans are social creatures: in this simple and obvious fact lies both the problem and the solution to the current crisis of loneliness. In his groundbreaking book, the 19th surgeon general of the United States, Dr.Vivek Murthy makes a case for loneliness as a public health concern: a root cause and contributor to many of the epidemics sweeping the world today from alcohol and drug addiction to violence to depression and anxiety. Loneliness, he argues, is affecting not only our health, but also how our children experience school, how we perform in the workplace, and the sense of division and polarization in our society. But at the center of our loneliness is our innate desire to connect. We have evolved to participate in community, to forge lasting bonds with others, to help one another, and to share life experiences. We are, simply, better together. The lessons in Together have immediate relevance and application. The four key strategies will help us not only to weather this crisis but also to heal our social world far into the future. The group meets in The Bernice Nailen Memorial Library. All are welcome. Please Note: No discussion in July, August or December.