The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to make drastic changes to our lives, including how we visit our friends and loved ones. Until there is a vaccine that is widely available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people across the country to limit indoor gatherings. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without seeing your family and friends! In fact, there are many ways you can stay connected during these trying times. Let’s take a look at some creative, fun ways to stay connected.
Virtual Wine Club, Book Club, and Other Group Activities
Just because it’s not ideal for large groups to congregate indoors right now doesn’t mean you can’t organize a virtual club, like a book club, wine club, or bible study. Once, twice, or four times a month, hop on a Zoom call with your friends or family members and converse over a good book or try new wines and foods and chit chat for a bit. Keep things fun and laid back. There are enough things going on right now to stress out about. Take a break from it all and just have fun for an hour…or three. Don’t have Zoom? There are many ways to meet up online, including Google Hangouts and Facetime.
Schedule Regular Video Calls
So you can’t see your friends and loved ones as often as you would like in person, but there’s no cap on how often you can video chat. If you have kids and grandkids, this is a great way to stay connected. You can also get creative and celebrate birthdays and other parties via apps like Zoom and Facetime.
Have Goodies, Groceries, and Gifts Sent to Loved Ones and Friends
Who doesn’t like surprises? When you can’t spend birthdays and holidays with the people you love, you can still brighten their days by having packages of goodies and gifts delivered to their homes. Surprising a family member with grocery delivery is another way you can show you care and are thinking about them. Have a family member that recently had a child or became injured and is on bedrest? Surprise them with a meal delivery from GrubHub, DoorDash, or Instacart. The options are endless.
Send Some Snail Mail
Brighten someone’s day the next time they grab their mail from their mailbox by sending a thoughtfully written letter. Whether it’s just to say hello or pages filled with information and news about how your life is going, most people enjoy receiving hand-written letters in the mail.
These are just a few ways you can stay connected with friends and loved ones during the COVID crisis. Not only are virtual meetings and visits a good away to social distance and stay safe from the virus, but it’s good for your mental health to stay connected and up-to-date on your loved ones’ lives. Making Zoom calls fun with things like a book club or virtual birthday parties are great ways to interact with people outside your household and ward off loneliness and isolation.
Do you have a loved one living in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you interested in learning about in-home care or elder care laws in Florida? The team at Morgan Law Center can help. Give our office in Lake City, Florida a call today at (386) 755-1977 to schedule a consultation.