Social Activities At Home
Senior safety and wellness is our main concern. While we have had to cancel current activities, check out these resources to keep connected!
It’s important to continue to enjoy daily life as much as possible when spending more time at home. This is a list of free activities that can be enjoyed from home during the Coronavirus outbreak. Most require a computer or smart phone, but one can be enjoyed via any type of telephone, as indicated.
- Free livestream opera via your computer or smartphone:
More info: https://www.playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-after-shutting-its-doors- will-offer-free-streams-from-live-in-hd-catalog?fbclid=IwAR04hk55tkzGJp3lTxnwOhGDi2- IH3S3QSYMA_0b_SpU4oDXZBck771r_0k
To participate: https://www.metopera.org/
- This resource can be accessed via a landline telephone or any other telephone, but they do ask that you register first. You can do this online by clicking the link below, or you can call this number: (888) 600.2560
To register online: https://www.mather.com/neighborhood-programs/telephone-topics
- Free online classes:
More info: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses?fbclid=IwAR1UzT9rNbcK_pz- 5ObOcQMZ2a389fklDQrxmHv-7XElezdvTPm9v-Kagcs
To participate: https://www.mooc.org
- Free virtual museum tours via your computer or smart phone: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
- While the “Phone a Poem” daily call in program is sadly no longer around, these recordings have been archived and can be accessed on a computer at this link:
The McHenry County Human Race is cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Help for seniors during the Corona-virus Crisis
HOW DO YOU FEEL? Are you feeling anxious or depressed?
You can call to speak to a senior depression counselor and be screened/referred for free counseling services: 815.701.6605. WE will work with you in home or through video chat.
If you feel lonely, you can call the Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line: 800.971.0016
If you are experiencing a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please seek immediate medical attention.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?
FOOD or GROCERIES: There is help available for home delivered meals, food pantry items, and even proxy shoppers who will do the shopping for you.
TRANSPORTATION to medical appointments and proxy medication pick up is also available.
Call Senior Service Associates in McHenry at 815.344.3555 or Crystal Lake at 815-356-7457
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Harvard Senior Center activities are cancelled until further notice.
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