Communication in Times of Crisis

Senior living communities across the country are taking every precaution with coronavirus (COVID-19) and putting strict plans in place to keep their residents healthy.

With so many uncertainties around COVID-19, it is easy for seniors to feel increasingly isolated from friends and family. Communication and connection are key right now to helping seniors and their loved-ones cope with separation. The more we communicate, even just to say hello, will help combat social isolation and let these seniors know they are loved.

Our friends at LifeLoop know a thing or two about communication. They provide a family and resident engagement platform, to help communities keep their residents feeling connected to their loved ones and the outside world.

LifeLoop has provided us with some great virtual activities that we have shared in the Resources section on this web site. We hope they are helpful!

We can’t emphasize enough that engagement, communication and connection are key right now! Acts and messages of kindness will help seniors know we are thinking of them!

Roadtrip For Nana

Dan is on our senior care sales team. His Nana lives three hours away in an independent community. But that didn’t stop Dan and his brother from hitting the road to make sure she feels the love!

As Dan pointed out, “It’s been said that loneliness can have the same health impacts as smoking 15 cigarettes daily. Reach out to your seniors it’ll make their day!”

Dan, your Nana is lucky to have such caring grandsons.

2020-04-21T17:54:59+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: FM Staff Stories|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: , , , , |