January 18: Belonging in Bend: How lonely are we?

Thursday, January 18, 2024 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)


In the first of a two-part series tackling loneliness and belonging, January’s City Club will provide a better understanding of what loneliness is, how it’s showing up in Central Oregon and why we should care.


  • Brianne Kothari, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Human Development and Family Sciences-OSU Cascades
  • Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, the University of Oregon

Moderator: Morgan Schmidt

This forum will not be recorded, but there will be a summary included in our next newsletter. The Second forum in this series will be held in August 2024.

Forum Resources:

If Loneliness Is an Epidemic, How Do We Treat It?

Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation

Community Belonging Measurement Project

The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz

St. Charles to focus on reducing loneliness, fostering belonging through funding priority

Millennial and Gen Z parents are struggling

How to Navigate Holiday Loneliness and Cultivate Connection

What Happened to Empathy?

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Bend, OR 97701 United States
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