Senior Social Distancing
Check this out. What you will see is a double whammy. Senior citizens, who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, are now being subjected to social isolation in order to stay safe. And, survey data demonstrate, the vast majority of the elderly are willing to lock themselves down for many more months if it is necessary to do so to avoid infection. However, as this piece clearly points out, prolonged isolation can have significant psychological and even physical negative impact.
Bottom Line. As we get deeper and deeper into this pandemic, it is essential that we pull out all the stops to make isolation as bearable as possible for our senior citizens. From extra attention provided by Meals On Wheels volunteers to online helplines, personal contact is now more important than ever!