While the rest of the world is figuring out how to navigate this new world of social distancing, seniors are having a much harder time since they are the most at risk. They are often isolated because of the new social distancing guidelines and this can often affect their mental health in a lot of ways. Seniors have to come first when it comes to self care and keeping them connected, as well as keeping them healthy.
- Make sure that you allow your seniors to use video calls, Facetime or email in order to help them stay in touch with family and friends.
- Promote exercise by having seniors walk short distances, do yoga or even lift some very light weights.
- Help cook for your senior and give them nutritious, healthy meals to keep their immune system strong.
“Caregivers, loved ones, and low-risk volunteers can help seniors by running errands like grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions, helping with online orders for delivery of food and supplies, and taking care of tasks outside of the home.”