This is a tough time, especially for seniors who are more susceptible to the harmful effects of the coronavirus. After months of quarantining, you might be missing the acquaintance of your friends and family. Fortunately, you can still remain close to them, things will just be a little different. Keep reading to find out how seniors can connect with others during COVID-19.
Have Virtual Visits With Family
Technology will be your best friend when it comes to connecting with your family during COVID-19. If you have a smartphone or computer with a front-facing camera, then you will have the amazing ability to see friends and family face-to-face, regardless of where they are, as long as your internet connection is stable.
Join a Fitness Class
Once you get your virtual set up figured out, what you can do really stretches beyond having virtual visits with family and friends. Health is on everyone’s minds right now, and you can either stay in shape or get back in it by joining a virtual fitness class with others.
Start a Book Club
Besides being active, you might also miss the book club you were a part of with others. Well, you can still do that as well by having virtual chats with others each week to take a deep dive into a particular book and have a wonderful conversation about it.
Consider a Caregiver
If you are having more difficulty getting around your home, then you might want to consider a caregiver. Not only will a caregiver make sure you are safe in your own home and prevent common senior injuries, but they can also help you connect with family members with technology, so you can do these activities virtually.
The last tip on how seniors can connect with others during COVID-19 is to do it the old-fashioned way by sending letters. Sending letters has practically become extinct, but it’s still rewarding to have a personal letter sent to you. However, seniors will still want to have some type of device in their homes just in case they do need help.