Texas Aging and Longevity Center
Texas Aging and Longevity Center

Information about Covid-19 Regarding Older Adults

Physical Distance - Not Social Distance. Telephone an Older Adult Today.

Resources for Older Adults and Covid-19:

Living well through crisis - Cornell College of Human Ecology

Activities and Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers to Experience at Home

Leading Age Coronavirus Resources across a Continuum of Care

American Psychological Association Resource Page for Working with Older Adults and Covid-19

GeroCentral Older Adult & Family Resources

Scientific Updates:

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

KKF Global Health Policy

Older Adults at Risk due to Disease and Nursing Home Risk

APA New Pandemic Page

Activities for Older Adults During a Shelter-in-Place:

Technology-free Activities

  • Phone a Poem
  • Daily Gratitude Journals – write down what you are grateful for each day
  • Abbreviated walks within the neighborhood
  • Playing an instrument, reading favorite texts
  • Writing cards and notes to family- include an addressed return envelope
  • Bake a family recipe
  • Record your personal history – childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, parenthood
  • Organize a few neighbors to talk to one another at a certain time each day- standing at a distance
  • Excercise and light yoga (can also do this virtually)

Activities via Internet or Apps

  • Virtual Museum Tours, and Visiting Virtual Theatres
  • Nightly Met Opera Streams
  • Finding web resources on mindfulness, positive imagery, and relaxation and practicing these with families and grandchildren virtually
  • Take free online courses (with Open Culture)
  • Live Cams of nature
  • Netflix Parties
  • Virtual happy hour and game night

Texas Aging and Longevity Center Responds to Covid-19

Panelist for COVID-19: Considerations for Individuals with Disabilities - April 1, 11 a.m. CT

Telehealth and older adults

Social distancing and loneliness in old age