As we are encouraged to engage in social distancing during the coronavirus
crisis, there are different ways we can engage our elderly friends and family
The use of internet to connect with loved ones is essential. Always try to
have up-to-date communication equipment which will enhance your mode of
communication with friends and loved ones. These are few options out there
to use, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom e.t.c
Exercise indoors. Try to stay as physically active as possible
Plan and cook healthy food together. Cooking engages a lot and you can
browse cooking recipes from different websites to get an idea of what
exactly you want to cook.
Take a walk outside everyday if possible. Social distancing doesn’t mean
you have to stay inside. This is the best time to take a walk and try to keep
your distance if there are other people around you.
Computer gaming increase physical performance in elderly, also makes
them feel happier and more sociable. As soon as they get addicted to a
particular game, you will realize where their happiness is because they will
always want to play the game every opportunity they get which makes it fun.
Dial down bad news. Dr. Theeke says “Too much bad news can overwhelm
your emotions” Always focus on the activities that make you feel happy and
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