General Tips 

Remember that social distancing does not mean social isolation. It’s more important than ever to stay connected and keep in touch!  

Have a twice daily “Walk and Talk” (cell phone of course) with a friend for at least 30 minutes 

Enjoy your breakfast or morning coffee over video chat. 

Have a Friday/Saturday night watch party! Netflix Party and other platforms have created the ability to watch a movie together while interacting.  

Daily Facetime (or equivalent) with family members and friends. 

Get creative with celebrating birthdays/anniversaries/etc. One thing we did was have all of our staff take a picture or video of a birthday message, splice them together, and shared it in a group ‘Happy Birthday.’ 

Talk to your kids! Be honest, we know what we know, and there’s a lot that we don’t. Stay calm, and answer their questions to the best of your ability. Don’t let the media be their authority. Click Here for a link that has a good visual to help kids understand the concept of and rationale for Social Distancing.  

Have a daily check in with your partner. How did the day go? What was surprising in a good way? What challenges did they face? How are they doing?  

Choose something you’ve always wanted to learn/do, but have never had the time to dedicate to it, and set aside an hour to work on it. Examples include crochet, guitar, and learning a new language.

 

Resources 

Schedules: 

 

Online Meetings: 

 

Academics:

General

STEM

Online Recreational Activities: 

General

Books/Reading

Arts

Tours

Animals

For exercise/meditation: 

  • Peloton is offering its app to new users for free. The app has yoga, meditation, strength, stretching, bodyweight cardio and strength training exercises: https://www.onepeloton.com/ 

 

For parents/caregivers: 

  • A website for working parents that offers guidance, resources, and workshops: http://tendlab.com/ 

 

We are here for you! 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if we can help you and your family. And if you know someone who is struggling and in need of immediate support, please pass our information along. 

Stay Connected!
Our providers remain available to you using our secure, encrypted, HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform, Microsoft Teams. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to download the app as it helps make the process of connecting at the time of your appointment go much more smoothly (https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads).
Need a brief tutorial on Microsoft Teams? Click Here for an orientation on how to join a meeting.

 

Stay safe, be well, and we will get through this together!