COVID-19 is changing the way we spend our time, but just because we’re isolated doesn’t mean that we can’t have social connections. Now’s the time to embrace creative ways to connect and share
Here are some practical quarantine tips and fun ways to stay connected:
Connect With Family
Social distancing is difficult for everyone, but you can still talk to your loved ones. A normal phone call can suffice or getting online with – FaceTime or Skype. This creates more of a connection because you can talk seeing their faces.
There is a whole online community to be virtually entertained by. Check out these :
Senior.com isn’t live yet but soon will be and is one to watch. This online community looks like its goal is to bring the best of online communities to the Web for families and friends.
SeniorNet covers all kinds of topics in their chats and best of all has great online tips and tricks — perfect for anyone new to a senior citizen online community.
- The Third Age
The ThirdAge is an all-inclusive site for seniors. You can join a senior citizen online community; learn about health, news, relationships, money, beauty, fun, senior activities, and more.
Keeping productive will make the time go by quicker in social isolation. It’s also a great time to learn a new hobby – such as:
Youtube is a great way to learn how to do new things, whether it’s from making pasta to creating your own hand sanitizer.
Cooking shows have been around on TV for years but they’ve never been very easy to follow along with. Cooking channels on YouTube however, follow the traditional TV format but the platform means you can stop and start the recipe as much as you like. It’s a great way to teach yourself how to cook and with so many cooking channels out there, the meal possibilities are endless
Craft and getting creative
Crafting videos have become incredibly popular, teaching you how to create things like jewellery, gifts and home decorations. Explore your creative side with the help and guidance of other online creators. These are also often cheap ways of creating things you pay far more for in the shops. YouTube has opened the door to a whole new way of learning, there are hundreds of skills or jobs that you can teach yourself at home.
It can be difficult to find peace in a time like this, so meditation apps can be helpful. Practicing meditation is one way to improve physical and mental health. Insight Timer is a good free app to use for guided meditations.
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