Mixing Old and New

 

Our friends at Cliniconex remind us all that mixing a little “old school” with technology is a great way to stay connected during the pandemic. Why not match up your kids with a senior pen pal? Fantastic. How about a virtual book club? Love it. Check out their blog post, reprinted below, for a few more ideas:

The spread of COVID-19 has led to rapid and dramatic changes in day-to-day life, and senior care facilities are no exception. While some might welcome social distancing during the crisis, for those in senior care, not having family and friends visit can be isolating and potentially have adverse effects on health.

Research shows that family involvement in the lives of seniors in care facilities can have positive effects on their cognitive and behavioural health. This means care homes now must balance strict isolation and containment protocols while maintaining a standard of life for their residents.

While we all do our part to limit the spread of the virus by staying home and limiting social interactions, here are some ways to stay connected and social – from a distance.

Video Chat

If your family member has access to a tablet, computer or smartphone, you have […]

2020-04-20T19:30:30+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: #SayItForSeniors|Tags: , , |

Good News from Sophia in Peachtree Corners Georgia

Kids are a big source of joy for seniors everywhere and right now there are many grandparents missing the little people in their lives. Nine-year old Sophia, from Peachtree Corners, Georgia wanted to share her “quarantined artwork for all the seniors stuck in Nursing Homes that can’t see their families.” 

Sophia is speaking from experience. She has a great grandmother in a skilled nursing community and recently had two grandparents infected with COVID-19. But we are happy to report that both have successfully recovered!

Thanks Sophia! Your artwork will bring smiles to many people!

2020-04-09T15:15:11+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Kids #SayItForSeniors|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shoutout for Cyber-Seniors

A Say It For Seniors shoutout to an organization called Cyber-Seniors that aims to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. They are committed to getting seniors safely online. Some great resources here including zoom meetings that explain how to shop online, video chatting, online banking etc. They also match up teenage tech mentors with eager-to-learn seniors! Visit their site for more info!

2020-04-05T12:52:40+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: #SayItForSeniors|Tags: , , , , |