Velobahn Coffee & Cycle
Join NEWaukee and Advocate Aurora Health as we explore how social isolation affects people’s daily lives and how we can create a ‘beacon of belonging’ in this new age of social interaction and technology.
In a time of infinite possibilities to connect to one another, we as a society are getting lonelier. There are approximately 212 social media platforms on the market designed to bring people closer, but we are actually doing the opposite. People have hundreds – if not thousands – of social media connections. But in stark contrast, since 1985, the number of people that report having no close friends has increased from 36% to 54% in 2016. And according to a recent study by Cigna Health, nearly 50% of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone.
Erich Roush, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Veteran Track, Aurora Psychiatric Hospital (Dewey Center Campus)
YPWeek is a week long platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals. This interactive conference brings together key leaders in the community, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the next generation in experiences that are important to you as a YP while educating your employers on the important role these functions play in retaining you as their workforce.