When under stay-at-home orders, online resources enable participation in the outside world. Visit the UH Center on Aging Facebook page for a continually updated list.
JOINING A ZOOM CALL FOR THE FIRST TIME
See and converse with relatives and friends online. Enjoy virtual happy hours, book discussion groups, music jam sessions, virtual retreats and online meetings. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI32Xk2Va7M
Send messages of support to nursing home and assisted living residents.
AARP COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
Organize informal volunteer groups to assist neighbors with simple tasks — getting groceries, walking pets. Especially relevant for condo residents looking for ways to help older neighbors.
ONLINE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: CITIZEN SCIENCE
Join a scientific research project. SciStarter trains and links nonscientists to research projects that need their help. The site lists over 3,000 global citizen science projects.
Mindful offers popular, guided meditations.