Staying Connected with Seniors During Times of Social Distancing

Two seniors citizens sitting at a table talking to two children on a tablet

Humans are hardwired for connection. Human connection can impact our physical and mental health. And now more than ever, our seniors are in need of that human connection. Feeling isolated is always common among seniors, but even more so during these times of social distancing. 

The good news is that connecting with your loved ones is now easier than ever thanks to technology. Make sure you are doing your part to frequently stay in touch with the seniors in your life. We’ve seen firsthand just how beneficial your calls and messages can be.

How can you stay connected with your loved ones in retirement communities during this time?

Video Calls
One of the easiest ways to stay in touch with the seniors in your life is through video calls. Facetime or Zoom are easy ways to feel more connected with one another, and are both relatively easy applications to use. Set up recurring weekly chats and get the kids involved too!

Make Family Videos
Reach out to family members and friends across the country, and ask them to record a short video for your loved one. Then, compile these clips into a one video for your family member to enjoy.

Send Care Packages
Drop off or mail care packages or food! Mail packages or call us ahead of time for drop off procedures. It is a meaningful and personal way to brighten your loved one’s day.

Mail Letters and Cards
Our residents love receiving mail. Handwritten letters and cards have that special touch that can’t be replicated in emails and texts. This is a great activity for children especially.

Remember to keep in touch with the seniors in your life. Interactions like these can help make us all feel a little less alone.