Lately, our lives have certainly changed. The way we socialize, connect and interact with our loved one. Most difficult is staying home for weeks at a time, with new routines slowly being established. While many families have spouses and children for companionship, some elderly seniors can find this time spent in social isolation.
The world lately has embraces new and creative ways to connect and share with each other. It’s important to stay positive and connected, especially for your loved ones in social isolation. Here are some useful tips and fun ways to stay connected.
Friends & Family
Even though you can’t physically be in the same room, a good old-fashion phone call can close the distance between you and your loved one. If you want to interact more on a face-to-face level, try calling using a FaceTime of Skype video call.
Download Skype HERE: https://www.skype.com/en/
Stay connected with what’s happening in your community by joining your local Facebook group. There are plenty of groups to meet others who are at home. You can find groups by town, community, interests and more. What better way to make new friends?
LEARN AND DO
Learn to DIY
Now is the perfect time to finish that repair project you’ve been putting off. There’s most likely a YouTube video to walk you through fixing just about anything.
Find videos on YouTube HERE: https://www.youtube.com
Look after your wellbeing with some relaxation and medication. A favorite app used by many is called Calm.
Try Calm for free HERE: https://www.calm.com
Podcasts & Audio
What’s better than just sitting back, listening and being entertained. There’s plenty of audiobooks to listen to from your favorite authors. Barnes & Noble has a great selection.
Find your next audiobook HERE: https:///www.barnesandnoble.com
UNPLUG & GO BACK TO BASICS
As much as we love staying connected online, sometimes we need to learn to shut it off and enjoy simple pleasures.
Plant some flowers or herbs and keep them on your kitchen windowsill.
Want to try some new recipes? Try opening some of those old cookbooks and try a new dish each week.
Old School Entertainment
Try your hand at that jigsaw puzzle that’s sitting in the closet, or order an adult coloring book online. Try going back to writing letters – younger grandchildren love receiving sentimental letters in the mail.
If you still feel alone, you can always give us a call. At CT Help at Home, we’re able to assist with 24-hour live-in care. Located in Greenwich, CT, CT Help at Home is proud to be a top-rated home health care provider in Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY, Manhattan, NY and beyond. Our clients are our family and we treat everyone with compassion and care.
Contact us today to see how we can help you and your loved ones: (203) 520-0116 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.