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08-02-19 How to Raise a More Connected Generation with Florence Ann Romano, last segment with Chrissa Santoro External Communications Director at Omega Institute 

Gen Z – The Loneliest Generation in the United States Today

What can we do now to make a difference for our children and the generations to come in order to avoid the epidemic of loneliness, stress, anxiety and disconnection that 18-22 year-olds are experiencing now? Story Link:

According to a recent survey by the global health service company Cigna, the loneliest generation in the United States today is not the oldest Americans but the youngest, specifically young adults between 18 and 22 years old.  Students may have thousands of friends online, but few in real life.   As a result, they feel disconnected from what it means to be human. The influence of many factors and the reality of the world we now live in has directly contributed to a crippling sense of anxiety and alienation in students across the country, but the question is what can we do to put a stop to it for the generations to come?

The Windy City Nanny™ – The Voice of Childcare in the New Millennium

Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny™ (, is a dedicated philanthropist and former nanny who has always had a special place in her heart for children. Romano worked for over 15 years as a nanny, beginning as a ‘Mommy’s helper’ at the age of 11. She shares her experiences in Nanny and Me (Mascot Books, May 2015), her beautifully illustrated debut book for children making the transition from being cared for solely by their parents to having a nanny in their home.

Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Romano earned a degree in performance theatre at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She is the CEO and Owner of Kindred Content – a full service video production company based in Chicago. She has served as President and Founder of a nonprofit board dedicated to autism awareness and now serves on the Executive Board of the Children’s Research Fund at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital. | Media Reel
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Twitter: @florenceannchi

Later in the Show Chrissa J. Santoro, external communications director at Omega joins us to share exciting programs and what is new at Omega Institute.

Chrissa J. Santoro, RYT, has been a practitioner of hatha yoga and meditation since 1998. She is external communications director at Omega, where she also teaches daily open yoga classes to participants and staff.

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