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Virtual program to help seniors battle loneliness and isolation

ALPENA, Mich. — MidMichigan Health is partnering with Senior Services of Midland to lead a free virtual five–week series to help struggling seniors combat loneliness.  The virtual program, Bridge to Belonging, will address negative thinking, social anxiety, and relaxation strategies.

MidMichigan Behavioral Health Therapist, Meghan Dahl, said human beings are, by nature, social creatures.  She said some people disconnect because of loss of a spouse or they lose social support they once had on the job after retirement.

The program is held every Tuesdays beginning November 17, from 2;00 p.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom.

For registration information you can visit, or call 800–999–3199.