According to “We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends” by Billy Baker, loneliness is a growing epidemic in modern society. Here are some statistics from the book that highlight the scope of the problem:
More than 61% of Americans report feeling lonely on a regular basis.
In a survey of over 20,000 adults in the United States, almost half reported feeling alone or left out often or always.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the problem of loneliness, with many people having experienced social isolation and a lack of connection due to lockdowns and social distancing measures.
The Effects of Loneliness
Research suggests that loneliness can have serious negative effects on mental and physical health, including an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease.
Social media and technology have not solved the problem of loneliness; in fact, they may contribute to it. Studies have shown that excessive social media use can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression.
These statistics demonstrate the prevalence and seriousness of loneliness in modern society. It is important to recognize this issue and take steps to combat it, whether by reaching out to friends and family, joining social groups or clubs, or seeking professional help.
One of the key ways we at Family Work Space aim to reduce the loneliness epidemic is by providing a space that is designed to facilitate real-life social interactions. We understand that many families may struggle to find opportunities to connect with others in their community; creating or maintaining friendships as adults can be difficult in today’s world. Our space is designed to be a hub for families, offering a range of activities and resources that cater to a wide range of interests and age groups.
Opportunities at Family Work Space
Whether you are looking for a place to work alongside other parents while your children play nearby, or simply a space to connect with other families and build new friendships, we believe that Family Work Space can provide the support and resources you need to thrive.
In addition to offering a welcoming and inclusive space, we are committed to providing a range of programming and events in one central location that promote connection and community building. From family-friendly workshops and classes to social events and group activities, we aim to create a supportive and engaging environment where families can come together to learn, grow, and connect. Our goal is to foster a sense of community among our members, promoting a culture of support, collaboration, and mutual respect.