A place where we can work, live and have fun is what we call community. “Community is the experience of identification with like-minded people,” says Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, Ph.D., and Peter L. Sheras, Ph.D, ABPP. It is categorized into rural, suburban, and urban communities. Every community has its unique characteristics, and one of these is caring about its people’s health and safety. That’s why people in a community tend to help each other in times of need. Each of their services can connect you to legitimate organizations. It enables you to find solutions, answers, and resources to a collectively wide variety of questions. So lets’ talk about what those types of community are and what resources are there that we can we make use of.
Rural communities are located in the countryside where fewer homes and a smaller population are available. Since towns in rural areas are small, the people who live here usually work on farms. They do a lot of daily duties such as managing the land to grow crops and taking care of the animals. The rural community has broad access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Though people here mostly depend on agricultural benefits, they also rely on large communities too to get other things they need.
Since many of the rural community don’t have grocery stores and shopping malls, they pay visits to cities to access other resources. Some people in smaller rural communities sometimes offer limited health assistance too. That’s due to lack of medical supplies and limited access to hospital equipment. However, if there’s a chance they can provide help, people in the rural area don’t hesitate to offer it.
The urban community, also known as the city, is one of the most convenient places that people live in. Most resources are intact and close to each other. The city runs with busy streets, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, buses, trains, museums, parks, and skyscrapers are all over the area. That is why almost all people can have access to their needs, particularly transportation and medical aid.
Tons of different people come in and out of the city almost every day. They provide the public with nearly everything they need. Since cities become the center of trade and industry, a large population occupies it. Therefore, you can expect a lot of pollution, noise, and sometimes garbage everywhere. You might have to learn patience and use it all the time since it is a place where everything is prone to stress. “We can also cultivate community by reaching out. Instead of spending lunch hour at your desk answering e-mail, invite a friend or colleague to join you for lunch. Meet friends for work outs at your local gym, or start a neighborhood walking group,” says Diane Dreher Ph.D.
A suburban community has the conveniences of the city, but its houses are bigger and can be found a few yards away from each other. It has lots of available spaces that people can utilize for children’s playground, libraries, and parks. The population is less than that of the city but more than in the rural areas. People in suburban neighborhood organize everything they need. The community offers assistance and health resources that cater to suburban people without a hassle.
The suburbs are near highways, which make them accessible to get in and out of the city too. Though it’s pretty much convenient to live here, industrial business is somehow limited. And since people are focused on their internal socio-economic advancement, they become more concerned about their own needs.
Every community is different, and people have their unique ways of living in it. According to Marty Nemko Ph.D., “Community is indeed an appealing concept—It’s hard to make it on your own.” Each of these areas has people who work together in making their community a better place. Since a good community is the one that meets your likes and needs, then you should consider living in an area that you fit in. If you want to have a larger space for your farming and agricultural habits, then you belong to the rural area. If you like a lot of houses and a yard in your neighborhood, you might consider a suburban area. And if you feel comfortable to be in the middle of all the exciting and busy streets, then an urban community would certainly fit you.