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Virtual Care Package

A Virtual Gift For You At Home

During uncertain and stressful times, like now, it is important to take care of yourself. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but we care about our community and we care about seniors. While we’re all practicing social distancing, we put together this virtual care package to show support while you’re at home. These are resources we recommend based on community interests. Pick a category and explore! 

Mental Health

Mental health is part of the whole-person approach to wellness. Here are self-care resources:

Staying Connected

Let's help people of all generations connect while practicing social distancing. Here's some resources and thoughts:

  • Go virtual with Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Skype, or FaceTime.
  • Help seniors feel involved, purposeful, and less lonely while at home by showing them video calling, using a smartphone, or adding captions to devices.
  • Boost neighborhood spirits with music or dancing, like San Diego DJ, I Am Noel. Watch how he did it:

Learning New Technology

Need tech help? We all need this support from time to time. Here are some helpful options:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions with Teeniors. Hire tech-savvy teens by calling (505) 600-1297 or emailing teeniors@gmail.com.
  • Embrace changing technology! Learn how seniors are keeping up with tech trends in this article from AARP.
  • How To Tutorials:

Social Movements

Take a break on social media with uplifting and inspirational movements. Here are our recommendations:

  • Alternative Aging on social media with Suzi Grant.
  • Tell your story and listen to others tell theirs on Story Corps. It also offers a step-by-step guide to get started and a help center for troubleshooting.
  • Show love to yourself and others with tools from Blessings Manifesting. You can also follow the Instagram profile
  • “Farther Apart, Closer Together” videos with Rombauer Vineyards.

Entertainment

Tired of your dusty book shelf? No baseball to watch? Check these out:

Virtual Tours

Explore the world from your couch!

Exercise

Exercise is not only practiced at the gym or hiking at Torrey Pines. While at home, try these exercises and resources:

Helping Others

Connecting with others is a heartfelt way to help them and you feel better. Here's how:

  • Visit a neighbor from a distance by waving from a balcony or dropping off lunch on their doorstep.
  • Invite your neighborhood to grow closer together and help each other out. Download this invitation from VICE and set up a closer community:

Podcasts

There's a podcast for everyone. These recommendations will help with feelings of loneliness, fear, and support mental health.

Be Silly

Is laughter truly the best medicine?