Protecting and Caring for Our Seniors During COVID-19

Individuals over age 65 are especially vulnerable to experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19. Keep these four tips in mind to stay safe while also maintaining physical, mental and emotional well-being during the pandemic.

protecting and caring for our seniors during COVID-19

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Go back to the basics.

  • Wear a well-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others to minimize risk of exposure.

Stay in touch with your primary care doctor.

  • Seek medical care when you need it, especially for chronic and pre-existing conditions.
  • Utilize phone consultations or telemedicine when you can, but know that medical offices are taking precautions to keep in-person visits safe.
  • Continue to pursue preventative screenings.

Stay home to stay safe.

  • Ask a less at-risk family member, friend, or neighbor to drop off groceries.
  • Utilize online delivery services for shopping needs.
  • Opt out of in-person holiday gatherings and other social events this year.

Connect with family.

  • Schedule regular video chats or phone calls to stay connected.
  • Identify a pen pal. Share uplifting mail with each other.

For more information about COVID-19 visit rwjbh.org/covid19.