Top 5 Things You Should Do if You Have an Elder in Your Life

1. In your mind, pretend you have the virus and avoid contagion accordingly

2.Ensure he or she has needed meds, food, and supplies (Drop off or have delivered)

3. Conduct a daily video call

  • Ask your elder for guidance on how best to respond to this crisis
  • Be an empathetic and patient listener
  • Provide reassurance and encouragement

4. Ask each person in your family to share at least 1 digital photo a day

5. Send your loved one an email each day

  • Write up a happy memory from your childhood
  • Email a joke - we all need laughter right now
  • Write up a quick paragraph about the highlight of your day