On December 5, WCBR presented its Distinguished Speaker Series. A crowd of 210 gathered to listen, learn, and enjoy discussion with one another. In addition to those who joined in person, many tuned in via Channel 972 and Zoom.
Dr. Marc Schulz, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness, delivered a message that underscored the importance of relationships. He said, “When we step back and look at hundreds of findings from study; there is a key overlap – a single factor that most consistently predicts well-being – both emotional and physical, and that is relationships.” Furthermore, he defined the steps that can be taken to pursue the good life including leaning into social fitness, cultivating new connections, tempering potential de-connectors, improving social “infrastructure”, and talking to strangers – because all kinds of relationships matter. Following the presentation Marc led the audience in a listening and connection exercise called “Chatty Benches.”
You can watch the program here. WCBR residents can also find the recording on Touchtown (click the Video icon and then look under Special Events).
We extend our sincerest thanks to the residents, associates, and donors who made the event possible. This event was proudly supported by the WCBR Foundation’s Health and Well-Being Across the Continuum Fund.
This quarterly event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP is required. Attendance via Zoom is available.
Save the date! The next Distinguished Speaker will join us on March 20, 2024. Additional details will be shared in the new year.