COVID-19 has affected people worldwide, especially seniors. Here’s a list of helpful resources for extra assistance during COVID-19.
Avoid COVID-19 scams
With the rise of a new virus came the rise of a new type of scam. Some people are taking advantage of the pandemic to obtain personal information, money, and more. Read five quick tips from the Federal Trade Commission on protecting yourself from these scams.
Buy the essentials
Visit benefitscheckup.org/resources to see if you qualify for assistance in obtaining food, medications, and paying bills.
Keep enjoying the day-to-day, even at home! Engaged: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults and Eldercare Locator shared ways to connect with your inner self and others during COVID-19.
Some of their tips include moving throughout the day, calling a loved one, attending virtual events (like museum tours), and more. Check out their helpful resource for something fun to do today.
Follow a household checklist
Prepare, prepare, prepare! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share a household checklist to protect yourself and your family during COVID-19. Find out how to stay informed, take precautionary actions, and what to do if you get sick in this COVID-19 household checklist.
Seek help with depression
The COVID-19 pandemic has left some people feeling stressed, isolated, and depressed. Reach out for help when you need it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Read this article on depression in older adults by the National Institute on Aging. They outline what to watch for and how to seek help.