Listings for COVID-19 / Social Connection
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed all of our lives. Due to the severity of the crisis, many new resources are being developed to get information and resources out to people in need. People over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing health conditions are most at risk for COVID-19. To protect yourself from COVID-19 it is best to stay home and practice increased routine hygiene. Be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%. Do not touch your face, eyes, mouth, or nose. Avoid physical contact with people outside of your home, the CDC recommends a distance of at least six feet between people. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately discarded into the trash. Wash and disinfect commonly used surfaces often. To get more resources and information about COVID-19, dial 2-1-1.
Though it is imperative that we continue to implement social distancing practices to prevent illness, socialization is still critical for our mental and physical health. Here are some options to stay engaged with your community while practicing social distancing.
Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics. Well Connected members call in via a toll-free number at a set time each week, with some groups also offering the option to connect via computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Front Porch Community Services
3826 Lyman St.
Oakland , CA 94596
Front Porch Community Services bring your national, no-cost, virtual programs with older adults. Social Call provides increased opportunities for social connection by carefully matching volunteers and adults 60+, based on shared interests or worldviews, for weekly 30 minute visits. Volunteers and older adult participants create thriving relationships through phone or video visits.
Well Connected is a virtual community that offers phone and online activities that build community through group conversations, games, and education. Available in English and Spanish. Groups are held 365 days a year!
9am-5pm Pacific Time