It has been a rough year for us all, but after caring for my aging parents during the pandemic, I’m convinced senior citizens may have had the most difficult experience of anyone. From being in a high-risk age group for the virus, to being isolated from loved ones for an extended period of time, to being unsure of what will happen to their retirement expenses, the past several months have been emotionally, financially, and even physically draining for our elder population.
NAAV received the resources from Dan Hall to show his support to the senior population in a small (but hopefully meaningful) way by sending authoritative senior wellness sites and NAAV site with some information that will be helpful as we continue to ride out Covid-19.
Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 for Older Adults and Peoplewith Chronic Health Conditions  – From the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, this guide should be a go-to resource for seniors who have questions about Covid-19, including its prevention, emergency warning signs, and treatment.
Seniors’ COVID-19 vaccine consumer guide  – This article gives a great overview about the vaccine options. The bottom line: every adult should get one as soon as possible.
Staying Fit While Staying Home: Exercise for Seniors in Quarantine  –
It’s important for all of us to try to stay active for the sake of our physical and mental health, even if we’re homebound. The ideas and resources in this article offer great suggestions for seniors of all ages and abilities.
Financial help for older adults  – This guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers an overview of assistance options for seniors who have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic. It also provides links for further reading on topics like financial planning and fraud prevention.
Reverse Mortgage Calculator  – Many seniors are looking into reverse mortgages to help them free up funds for living expenses or healthcare costs, but it’s important to know what they involve so you can decide if they’re right for you. This tool explains in detail what a reverse mortgage is and helps you calculate what yours could be.
Mental Health and Coping during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic  – During a crisis, it’s more important than ever to take care of mental health concerns, especially considering how much our emotional health may be impacted in such strange times. This guide will help seniors and others cope with stress, grief, and more during Covid-19.
Socializing in Place: Tips for Older People to Stay Connected and Safe  – Social isolation is a bigger concern for home-based seniors than ever. These great tips offer ideas on how older adults can stay connected while remaining socially distant from their loved ones.