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Seniors’ Health and Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic

Please read our featured article specifically for older adults onCOVID-19.  This article features a variety of helpful information including:

  • Things that seniors should do to manage COVID-19
  • How to cope and manage stress
  • Helpful exercise routines
  • Some extra resources we recommend
  • How to protect yourself GUIDE

Older Adult Resource Guide

Feel free to download and use our handy resource guide with phone numbers and web links to a variety of services and supports available to you. This guide includes information about:

  • Public Health Contact Information
  • Food: grocery stores, delivery services, food banks, soup kitchens
  • Mental health and well being supports
  • System navigation assistance

Screen your symptoms

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Older Adults Frequently Asked Questions

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

If you experience severe symptoms such as chest pains or shortness of breath, call 9-1-1.

The risk of developing severe disease from the 2019 novel coronavirus may be higher for older people or anyone with chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease.

Learn more from Dr. Colby