Church families play an incredibly important role in the health and wellbeing of seniors in our community. Sadly, many seniors don’t have loved ones living nearby to provide support and assistance, and it can be very difficult for older adults to manage on their own during times of crisis like the current pandemic. This is where members of the Hartford United Methodist Church can make a difference. Below, you’ll find several great resources to help you lend a hand to local seniors without putting them at risk.
Q: What Health and Safety Challenges Do Seniors Face at Home?
A: When we get older, everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning, and getting around the house become more difficult.
Q: What Are Some Ways Seniors Can Stay Healthy During the Pandemic?
A: Even if seniors don’t feel safe venturing out into the world, there are plenty of ways to stay active and healthy at home.
Q: How Can I Support the Mental Health of Seniors in My Community?
A: Mental health issues can have debilitating effects on seniors, but here are some ways you can help.
Q: How Can I Reduce the COVID-19 Risk When Visiting Seniors?
A: Seniors face an increased risk of severe illness from the coronavirus, but the following resources will help you protect them.
From missed socialization opportunities to changing healthcare concerns, seniors are facing several new challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re looking for ways to get involved in your community during this difficult time, reach out to a local senior and lend a hand!