Fearlessness + Friendship

Friendship enriches your life and has a major impact on your health and well-being. Friends celebrate each others successes, prevent loneliness and offer companionship. Good friends are there when life gets rough and difficult.

What about those for whom making friends is more difficult? For those that feel isolated or left out, a lack of friends can be lonely and even detrimental to your health. This is where fear comes in! For those of who easily make friends or have established relationships, it often is scary to open up to new people. Conversely, those who already lack friendships often fear facing rejection. As fearless women we can work to break that cycle and, perhaps, even find more friendship along the way!

Best Buddies Friendship program builds one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy.

On Tuesday, March 12, PWMC is proud to host Michelle Dempster from Best Buddies Central Illinois as our featured speaker. Michelle will dive into the importance of friendship in our lives, in our community and in our world. Please take a moment to register on our website so that we can plan for food and seating! http://pwmcinc.org/fearlessness-friendship/