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Staying Connected During Isolation

In these trying times, it is more important than ever to stay connected with friends and family. However, for some people, staying connected can be a challenge, especially for those who are social and used to interacting with others daily.

If you find yourself in this situation, don't worry – we have some tips for you! 

  • There are many ways to stay in touch with loved ones when you're unable to see them face-to-face. A great way to do this is by making phone calls or sending text messages, but there's even more! With technology like FaceTime, Skype, and Google Hangouts, it's easy for people of all ages to see each other and share stories. 
  • If you're not sure how these video chat platforms work, don't worry! There are plenty of resources online that will show you the basics and walk through some common uses for them so that your family members can get started right away. You'll be able to see their faces, they'll be able to see yours, and you'll be able to laugh and chat just like you would if you were in the same room. 
  • Another great way to stay connected is using social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. These sites are perfect for sharing photos, updates about your day-to-day, and even short videos. 
  • Consider playing games or trivia via Facetime with your loved ones; you'll be surprised at how fast the time goes.  
  • Have a favorite recipe you've always wanted to share? Why not cook or bake together through video chat? This is a great bonding experience (if you don't have to run out to buy the ingredients).  
  • Miss reading to your grandkids? Have your son or daughter set up the video and choose a book you can enjoy together.  
  • Always wanted to try your hand at painting, knitting, or even an adult coloring book? You can embark on a new hobby and show off your creations with your loved ones through video. If you're unsure where to start, there are plenty of online resources that will walk you through the basics and give you some creative ideas. 
  • There is something to be said about a handwritten letter. Bring back handwritten notes or beautifully created cards; we're positive the receiver will love it. 
  • Exercise is always more fun with someone else. Consider finding a short yoga or other online exercise program you can discover and get moving! 

The most important thing is making sure everyone stays healthy during this difficult time. With these tips in mind, we hope they'll be able to do just that! 

Everly House in Macomb, Illinois, has been serving as an independent living center with the security and comforts of home since 1953! The facility was constructed in the early 1950s with funds from the Everly Trust for senior living purposes. Residents enjoy spending their time in several ways - playing games in the lovely sunroom, walking the path around our landscaped pond, enjoying various programs, or just visiting over a delicious meal. We can furnish your room, or you may bring your treasures with you. So join us in one of our 30 apartments; you'll feel right at home!


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