One method of increasing stress resilience is to build a social support network. This can be a challenge if you are new to a community. The Middle Tennessee area is rich with opportunities to make connections. For parents, children provide a great way to meet other parents with a similar focus through child related activities- sports, music and school-based functions. In the workplace, ask colleagues who may have similar interests for their ideas about ways to meet others. Nashville has many places of worship. Look in the Nashville Yellow Pages for more information.
We have developed this list to help you begin to identify some ways that people meet others in Nashville.
- Adventure Science Center - Adventure Science Center is an interactive science-learning center where families can laugh and learn together.
- American Red Cross - The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters - Make a difference in a child's life by being a mentor.
- Dog Parks - Walking and playing with one's dog has long been among the most popular reasons to visit a Metro Nashville park. While leashed dogs are welcome in all Metro Parks, Metro's Dog Parks are a great place for dogs to exercise, socialize and play.
- Frist Center for Visual Arts - Volunteers assist in a variety of positions around the Frist Center, from the Gift Shop to assisting with evaluation and research.
- Habitat for Humanity in Nashville - Habitat for Humanity plays an active role in the development and construction of affordable housing units.
- Hands On Nashville - Hands On Nashville was founded to help people find ways to transform the world around them by volunteering.
- Nashville Zoo - From African elephants to Bengal tigers and red pandas, Nashville Zoo provides a home for animals from all over the world.
- Playing in Nashville - Here is a directory to many of the wonderful resources in Nashville.
- Vanderbilt Events - Special Vanderbilt events as listed in the Reporter, Register, and Community Calendar on the Vanderbilt website.