The news has been full of gloom these past few weeks as we prepped for the peak week of this pandemic. Though staying up to date with the status of the COVID-19 crisis is advisable, it is also extremely toxic for your mental health. Instead of checking the news, take some time to connect with your loved ones. Connecting with friends and family offers several mental health benefits like:
- Increased feelings of belonging
- Higher levels of happiness
- Lower levels of stress
- Better self-worth
- Higher confidence is
- Help you live longer
- Better physical health
There are plenty of ways to host a virtual party through apps. The most popular apps for a virtual happy hour right now are FaceTime or Houseparty! Whichever app you use to connect is up to you; the most important thing is that you connect! Remember to call your loved ones living in a nursing home now more than ever they need your support and a lot of love.
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.