Humans are a social species — it’s no wonder we’ve come up with so many ways to stay in touch, even during social distancing!
Video chatting has really taken off in the last few months. Here are some of our favorite ways people have found to spend time together over video:
- Weekly lunch dates with co-workers
- Games like trivia and charades
- Creative art sessions
- Streaming yoga and other fitness classes
- Happy hours with family or friends
If you don’t know where to start with video chatting, just pick up the phone. Call someone to catch up, especially elderly relatives who can be prone to loneliness. No matter how you choose to stay connected, hearing voices and seeing faces can really help you feel more connected even if you can’t see your loved ones in person.
Go Outside! You can invite a friend to go for a walk or hike outside and still practice social distancing. Notice and acknowledge others around you with a wave or greeting.
Volunteer in your community. Click here for ways you can safely support your community during COVID-19
Sources: Community Health Network and Americorps/Senior Corps