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Social Engagement

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Stay Connected from Home

Ways to Engage During COVID-19

In this conversation, you’ll hear practical guidance on how you can stay connected while practicing social distancing. You’ll learn ideas on how to reframe your situation, create and maintain social connections, and keep your spirits up while staying home. 

   

Get Connected! A Guide to Becoming Engaged in the Community

Feeling a sense of connection and belonging is important for all of us and can positively impact our health. The Get Connected Guide provides resources and strategies to help you get connected, whether you feel lonely, want to build connections to prevent loneliness, or are trying to help someone you know become more socially connected. Use and share this tool in your community: 

 

COVID-19 Edition: Ways to Engage

The Ways to Engage: COVID-19 Edition flyer has ideas for recreation, lifelong learning, social, and volunteering opportunities from your home. 

 

Live Well @ Home

www.livewellsd.org/livewellathome

Live Well @ Home is a free resource to help community residents find tips and strategies to stay healthy in both mind and body while staying at home. Resources and activities are organized by age group and topic. 

 

Friendship Line California

www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california

Friendship Line California is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency, emotional support calls for older adults and adults living with disabilities. Callers can connect with specialists who provide emotional support, grief support, information, and referrals. If you or someone you know would benefit from a friendly conversation, call 1 (888) 670-1360. The previously established toll-free Friendship Line 1 (800) 971-0016 is also taking inbound calls and offering outreach to eligible callers.

 

AgeWell Services Social Call List

(619) 236-6910 | (619) 236-6905 – Español

Email: thescroll@sandiego.gov

Have someone check in with you and say “hello” Monday – Friday, between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. This service is available in English and Spanish and is not an emergency, health, or medical service. Staff can share vetted community resources, if desired. To add yourself or a loved one to the AgeWell Services Social Call List, call using the numbers or email above.

 

Serving Seniors Connections Program

Check in, listen, and chat with a Serving Seniors volunteer. These friendly calls are available 3 times a week for older adults throughout the San Diego region. This program serves those who speak English, Spanish, or Chinese (Mandarin). To sign up to receive calls, please call (619) 246-4461. For assistance in Spanish, call (619) 487-0617 and for assistance in Chinese (Mandarin), call (619) 487-0745. Download the Serving Seniors' Connections Program flyer.

 

Well Connected/Well Connected Español

www.covia.org/services/well-connected

Well Connected is a phone and online program offering activities, education, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support. Well Connected participants can play a game, learn a language, write a poem, go on a virtual tour, meditate, share a gratitude, and engage with others every day across the country. All groups are accessible by phone or on online. The service is free of charge to all participants and available to adults over the age of 60. 

 

Lifetime Connections Without Walls

(888) 500-6472 | E-mail: lcww@familyeldercare.org

Lifetime Connections Without Walls is a telephone-based activities program that provides opportunities for older adults to connect with others in their community and across the country. The program offers social and educational sessions, friendly conversation, and support groups over the phone (no need for a computer). Learn more and enroll in Lifetime Connections Without Walls

 

University Without Walls

(877) 819-9147 | E-mail: uww@dorotusa.org

Together participants explore art and culture, discuss current events, share memories, practice new skills, and get important information from the comfort of their home. Support groups are also available, where participants can connect with peers facing similar life situations. A selection of classes is offered in other languages. Learn more about University Without Walls and enroll.

 

Selfhelp Virtual Senior Center

www.vscm.selfhelp.net/ | (718) 559-4460

Selfhelp Virtual Senior Center is a virtual community where older adults can securely connect with other adults, take a variety of recreational and educational classes, and enjoy social games. Learn more about the Virtual Senior Center and how you can join.

 

 

  

Learn to Make Video Calls Using Zoom

Video calls are a great way for people of all ages to stay connected and avoid loneliness. Watch quick tutorials and learn tips on how to use video call applications, such as Zoom, and overcome some of the technological difficulties.

   

Zoom 101 Sign Up & Download Meeting Client 

How to Join a Zoom Meeting 

   

Joining & Configuring Audio & Video for Zoom