COVID19 & Our Elderly Population

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19

White currently there is no specific treatment for or vaccine to prevent COVID-19.  The best way to prevent ill ness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  Other things that you can do to prepare for COVID-19:

  • Stock up on Supplies
  • Get your flu shot early and look at a late season flu shot as well.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick.
  • Clean your hands often by washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid crowds and people who are sick.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
  • If someone in your home is sick, have them stay away from the rest of the household to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in your home.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items such as cups and towels.
  • Strong emotions are also not good for your health. Please reach out our counselor so that she can take steps to help you cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Take breaks from reading, watching or listening to the news and social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.