The number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is rising. If you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility, staying connected now is more important than ever. Please make time to connect. There are plenty of ways of staying in touch with a senior through applications like FaceTime, Houseparty, and Zoom. You can call your loved one and connect them to other family members and people they love. Make it a goal to figure out new ways to reach out. Brighten your loved one’s day by showing effort and being creative.
Below is a list to help you get started.
- Have a video chat movie night through Netflix Party.
- Record a read-aloud for seniors who have trouble reading (extra points if the whole family helps read-aloud the story).
- Have a virtual craft day together and mail each other the results.
- Make them a playlist on Spotify or Apple Music with all of their favorite songs.
- Send them greeting cards from every new place you visit.
- Make a greeting card keepsake book and mail it.
There are so many creative ways to stay in touch. I hope this list inspires you to give at least one of them a try. Though physical restrictions should be strictly enforced, staying connected is just as important. Do not forget about your senior! Stay in touch and fill their life with never-ending love. Take care.
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.