During this difficult time of isolation for many individuals, some Triangle program participants have not had access to their usual social outlets. To fill that void, Triangle staff members worked to develop a series of one-hour Zoom-based activities for each day of the work week. The lineup includes the Monday Men’s Group, Power of Positivity Tuesday, Wednesday Women’s Group, Thankful Thursday, and Triangle After Dark on Friday to round out the week. Hosted by different leaders within Triangle, each group addresses a need that has arisen while many program participants are staying home.
The Wednesday Women’s Group has provided an ideal opportunity for women to come together to discuss life transitions. Members of the group have been able to share coping skills to help ease these transitions and learn about women’s health issues. In the future, the group plans to tackle career identity, friendships, and building self-confidence. It’s important at any time for women to feel supported and encouraged by other women, and having the chance to candidly share successes and challenges in a compassionate environment is incredibly valuable for our program participants.
Thankful Thursday is a much-needed space for program participants to socialize with their peers and acknowledge that there are still things to be grateful for, despite the current situation. The group recently covered different gratitude prompts and the value of overcoming challenges in order to grow stronger. Moving forward, the group plans to continue finding ways to empower each other and celebrate daily victories big and small.
Triangle After Dark is a break from educational programming that focuses solely on socialization and fun. Each week, a new co-host presents a different activity or game to help kick off the weekend. Over the past couple months, participants have enjoyed Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, yoga, trivia nights, and much more – some hosts have even played guitar and sang for the group. This group has provided a wonderful opportunity for people who may not normally cross paths to get to know each other on a deeper level.
Finding new ways to connect as the pandemic continues is hugely important. Socialization is a vitally important piece to any person’s professional life. We are proud to serve every aspect of our participants lives