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These People Are Helping Elderly Stay Connected During COVID19
Day 58: Multigenerational connection. We've all been experiencing bouts of loneliness, isolation, and sadness while we stay at home. Isolation disproportionately effects seniors and current health risks leave many in need of a their community. Today, we invite your family to think about the importance of community support while staying at home and how you can help combat senior isolation.

Building connections with others helps to improve our mental health. Check out these multigenerational friendships bringing care and cheer while supporting each other through this difficult time.
Let's Talk
After watching the video on senior isolation, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you about the relationships in the video? What made you smile?

  • Why is it important to check in on people who may be experiencing isolation?

  • What makes you feel better when you are feeling lonely? How do the actions of others help you?

  • Bonus! Reach out to an older family member or friend and check in! Share a funny story, tell them about something you learned, and ask if there's anything you can do to support them.
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Do Something
Stay Connected
Send letters to bring cheer. We're partnering with the Cook County Public Guardian's Office to match families with adults experiencing isolation for a letter writing project. The Cook County Public Guardian is the court appointed guardian for over 800 adults with varying levels of physical and cognitive disabilities.  Most of these adults are living in nursing facilities or supportive living facilities and are facing extreme isolation during this time.

We're all in this together, and that means checking in with one another, taking care of our community members, and spreading joy where we can. Please email sydney@thehoneycombproject.org to be matched with an adult served by the Public Guardian's Office and next steps for getting connecting.

In the coming weeks, you'll send notes, pictures or handmade crafts directly to your match by snail mail. Keep your messages lighthearted and fun – thank you for spreading some cheer. Let's get writing!
New Honeycomb Pins!
Don't forget! We have a NEW  Honeycomb at Home  pin to add to your collection. After you complete 5 activities,  contact us with your address and pictures of your work. We'll send your pin straight to your door! Share your work on social media and tag #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject
Community Connection
Wellness Checks for Chicago Seniors
Make calls to combat isolation. My Block My Hood My City has mobilized to provide PPE, toiletries, and food to seniors across Chicago. In order to stay connected to homebound seniors and their needs, MBMHMC is looking for volunteers to do wellness calls to check in with the needs of local seniors, get to know them, and combat isolation by building lasting connections.

Sign up here to make a call with your family. MBMHMC will follow up with next steps and contact information.

Take time to build connection. Isolation can harm or mental and physical health. While checking in on the physical needs of the person you are paired with, tell them a little bit about yourself. What's your favorite movie to watch? Have you been cooking at home? Share and ask questions. Taking time to get to know someone can help to make everyone feel more connected.

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The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.