Staying safe from COVID-19 means maintaining social distancing, which means not being able to get together with friends and family members. The resulting lack of human interaction can lead to both physical and mental health issues.
This makes it even more important to make an effort to connect with others. The Mayo Clinic offers information on enriching your life and health through friendships. While some of these suggestions are not feasible under the current health emergency, reaching out to those we already know to reconnect with them is both possible and helpful.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) offers information and resources for adults, seniors, family members, caregivers and other concerned individuals.