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4 Ways to Avoid the “Side Effects” of Quarantine

— By now most of us are well aware of steps we can take to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s top of mind for most folks when we think about our health at this time. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizer when we can’t, avoid touching our face,... Read More

Coronavirus Calls Attention to an Epidemic of Ageism

— During May, we have been celebrating Older Americans Month. The theme for 2020 is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging us to recognize the many contributions seniors make to their families, their communities and to the nation. As it happens, 2020 is an especially good time to focus on older Americans, because this year as the coronavirus... Read More

Having Food Delivered During the Pandemic? Play It Safe.

— Not wanting to risk exposure to the coronavirus at a public grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are opting to have groceries, prepared foods, and meal kits delivered to their homes. And though restaurants may still be closed to dine in, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During the Pandemic

— All the emotions, all the time… When we’re experiencing an emotionally distressing time, so often we turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us. A hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee,... Read More

Family Caregiver Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

— Caregivers have additional concerns on top of all other Coronavirus Challenges Now that most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month, it’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. People who still must work around others — healthcare workers, grocery workers, mail carriers, bus drivers —... Read More

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on COVID-19 Fears

— Con Artists Are Quick To Mobilize During COVID-19 From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus”... Read More

Take actions now to reduce your risk of getting sick from COVID-19

— Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has now spread around the world, including many cases in Houston. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that certain people are at higher risk of getting... Read More

Coronavirus Control: How’s Your Handwashing Technique?

— It’s always a good idea to practice proper handwashing technique, and most of us know we should do it. Handwashing lowers the risk of many types of disease. But with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, there’s new emphasis on this very important way to stop the spread of the disease, which is especially dangerous for older... Read More
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