Hello friends from COA Outreach,
Liz and Corinne want you to know that we are both are safe and will be working from home for the time being, and turning our focus outward to you. What do you need from us? How can we be in community together?
You can reach either of us by telephoning the Council on Aging (COA), 508-758-4110. Leave a message for either of us and we will return your call. We encourage our COA family to chat with either of us over the phone during this temporary and this needful time of separation, or “shutter-in place”. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that it can be a hard to fill the time, especially for single people who live alone or families without children. Be sure to reach out to neighbors, friends, clergy, and family, when you want to visit with others. Please call us at the COA when you have any questions or when you feel alone.
We at COA Outreach have a few suggestions that we hope you will find helpful during this new found time being at home:
1. Call several people each day just to check in and have some human connection.
2. Spend some time outdoors, if you can. Listen to the spring bird-songs.
3. Feed the birds, or offer leftover nuts or seeds to chipmunks and squirrels. This is great for lowering blood pressure and relieving stress.
4. Start a small garden or container garden. Simple herbs like lavender or lemon verbena will provide a lovely smell and can be used to make tea.
5. If you live with others, think about incorporating some silence into your new routine. It can be stressful to be with people all the time; recognize your own need for some quiet.
Most of all take care of yourselves, and we look forward to hearing from you as we continue to live in this new reality together.
Mattapoisett Council on Aging Outreach
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