Seniors Staying Busy at Home During the Coronavirus

Social distancing will inevitably have most of us staying inside. Non-essential businesses and parks are closed leaving us all with fewer options on what to do during our free time. While this is vital to everyone’s health and safety, it may leave elderly family members feeling isolated and lonely. There are several different activities available to help to pass the time while also staying safe.

Puzzles and Board Games

Fortunately, there are a wide variety of board games and puzzles that are available in both physical and virtual form. If you don’t have access to certain board games, it’s likely that you can find a virtual version online. The benefit to this is that you can play with anyone around the country by connecting virtually.

Puzzles and board games are mentally stimulating and are a great option for getting different age groups to partake in activities together. Whether you are playing with grandma, your roommates, or your kids, there is something that will work for everyone.

Arts and Crafts

There are thousands of DIY (Do it Yourself) crafts that are detailed through books and through mediums like Youtube or Pinterest. Partaking in arts and crafts is very rewarding and will surely take your mind off of worrying. Try to find and use things that you already have in your home for any crafts that you make.

Online Courses

This is a great time to finally commit to an online class. There are thousands of classes that you can choose from. Whether you have wanted to learn a new language or about financial markets, you can choose a class on almost anything. Most of the time, you can find free classes that you can take for few hours a day.

Talk to Family and Friends

While you may not be able to be physically present with a lot of your family members, you can talk to them over various virtual mediums. Whether you choose FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or something else, it’s a great time to catch up on how everyone is doing. You can get groups of your family together and have everyone share stories from their childhood or funny memories. You can even choose to include friends in on the conversation.

Family and friends help keep us grounded. They can take our mind off of worrying and remind us that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Talking to friends and family is also necessary in making sure that we don’t become socially isolated.

Home Care Powered by AUAF

We at Home Care Powered by AUAF want our recipients of in-home care to keep themselves safe during this coronavirus pandemic. That’s why we are following all recommended guidelines and protocols. We understand the importance of social distancing and we want you to partake in activities that keep you safe.

If you want to know more about our essential home care aides during this time and how they are providing care, give us a call at 773.274.9262.


It can be easy to go stir crazy while having to stay home and away from people everyday. But take this time to catch up on the things you thought you wouldn’t have time for. You don’t have to lock yourself in your room and lose contact with society to follow guidelines. Stay in contact with people virtually and partake in activities with those in your home.

Remember to look to trusted sources like the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (The World Health Organization) for updates on the coronavirus itself, symptoms, and what to do in response.

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