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What Does Community Mean to You?

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By Sona MehringDecember 20, 2012
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A community is more than just a group of people living in a particular area. A community is a group of people we lean on when times are tough; our friends, family, and neighbors who are there for us when we need love, support and encouragement.

We recently sent a request to CaringBridge users asking them to share the one word they would use to describe their community. Some of the most common responses were:

  • Loved
  • Connected
  • Supportive
  • Helpful
  • Blessed

You can see a word cloud we created with more responses on the CaringBridge Facebook page.

Think about the people in your life who make up your community. People who have helped you during your health journey with rides to the doctor, home-cooked meals, or just a shoulder to cry on. What word would you use to describe them?

Sona Mehring is the founder and CEO of CaringBridge , a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. CaringBridge offers personal Sites, a SupportPlanner and an online volunteer community, the Amplifier Hub. Follow Sona on Twitter – @gogosona.

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