The aim of this program is to give members of our Jewish Community in Melbourne the opportunity to meet other members while participating in meaningful and inclusive activities. We are hoping that this program will increase their social connection and reduce social isolation and increase their feeling of belonging to the WIZO family.
Isolation and loneliness are emerging as health epidemic concerns for the 21st century, with one in four Australians reporting being lonely, according to the Australian Loneliness Report (2018) conducted by the Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne University of Technology.
The survey confirms that people feeling lonely often experience:
One of the most effective ways to reduce loneliness is to make people feel connected to their community, which is the goal of WIZO Connect.
The WIZO Connect program will begin the first week of May and will include: