​HOW SENIORS CAN MANAGE STRESS DURING COVID-19

More than ever, it’s important to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and if you must go out, practice social distancing. While we stay home, don’t let fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic become overwhelming.

Here are a few ways the CDC recommends managing stress during these challenging times:  

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories and social media.
  • Connect with others. Talk with friends and loved ones over the phone or via video chat about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Take care of yourself. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

Remember: If you need to see your doctor, please call them first. Medicare has expanded their ability to use telehealth services during the COVID-19 emergency for common office visits, mental health counseling, and preventive health screenings.

Provided by Medicare and as a public service by THE DC PATRIOT.

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