I have been thinking about forming a local support group for a while. I researched this first to see if there was already a support group locally but I didn`t see one. So now I am ready now to take the plunge but I would like some feedback first from anyone who wants to give it
I am not sure if I need liability insurance or a waiver of liability for members who join. This would be a totally non-business support group. Does anyone know the answer to this?
With 50% of the people divorced today plus everyone being so busy running to work then back home and where ever else people have to do there is no time to nurture family ties as in the past. Plus the fact that today people don`t live that close to their families. People move to get away from the city or buy that house they can afford which usually is far away from their families.
Also people who work from home don`t have the social networking available to people that are in the corporate world.
So when you have something major going on in your life and you need to talk about it and discuss it in person. Where do you go ? What happens when someone has to go to the hospital and needs some help but there is none or they have kids that have to be cared for or aging parents.
There is a definite need for this type of support for people today. (I have 2 friends that fall in this category, both unmarried, one lives with her mom who has dementia and the other lives alone and has a business at home). I see the problems that they have when something goes wrong.
That is the idea behind this support group. I think a weekly meeting for whoever wants to show up and talk about whats going on in their life that they want some feedback on would be a good way to go. Each person would give their take on it and hopefully help that person out.
Do you think that I have a good idea here ?
Thanking you in advance for your help and comments