It has been weeks since seniors have been at home isolated from their loved ones. Though phase one of Florida’s reopening plan has initiated, senior citizens in long-term care facilities are still not allowed to have any visitors for their safety. If you or a loved one currently find yourself in this position, do not fret. This crisis will be over before you know it. In the meantime, take advantage of the surrounding technology to connect with the outside world. Applications like FaceTime, Houseparty, and Zoom provide seniors plenty of ways to maintain an active and creative social life. So, give it a try! Call your friends and call your family. You can even set up themed parties or workout together over the app. Being social is a two-way street, so make it a goal to reach out and connect with at least one person once a day. When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.
Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. 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.