Social distancing needn’t be isolating

Technology has allowed us to remain connected in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying engaged is a key component of mental health, author notes.

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April 28, 2020 - 10:57 AM

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I’m not the best one to start talking about technology.  Believe me, I am learning with everyone new ways to communicate and reach others at a distance through technology. Covid-19 has forced us to learn new communication strategies. 

Some of our older adults may have felt some sort of isolation prior to the social distancing recommendations we have received lately. Living in rural areas can contribute to isolation. Others of us may enjoy that extra space. However, when family, friends, and neighbors pass on or move away, those feelings of isolation can be amplified for those feeling left behind. 

Let’s look at some ways that we might use the time we have with this stay-at-home order to keep connected and strengthen distance relationships.

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