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Many of us are now trying to figure out how not to succumb to “COVID fatigue,” not a physical symptom of the virus, but an emotional symptom.
Now, more than ever, we need summer—long, warm days, gardens in full bloom, and plenty of time to enjoy some fun activities with our social circles that will bring a sense of normalcy.
Social circles are people you can hug and touch, or those who can become part of your daily and weekly routines without distancing.
Canadians have quickly become familiar with “physical distancing” as we continue to adjust to the new normal of COVID-19 prevention and control.
For residents of Canadian retirement communities, physical contact with family and friends hasn’t been possible or has been limited for several months due to social distancing restrictions to keep one another safe and flatten the curve.
Public health experts are concerned months of isolation and physical distancing could potentially trigger mental health issues, like depression and anxiety, for some Canadians living under COVID-19 restrictions.
Keeping your mind and body active through stimulating activities can help you get through physical distancing, while strengthening your immune system and building resilience.
More and more retirement residences are now pet-friendly, allowing seniors to move their furry or feathered friend in with them to their new home.
Winter can be an especially solitary time for some seniors, who may find they are spending more time alone in their homes because of bad weather or lack of transportation.
A hug, pat on the shoulder and other forms of physical touch offer many health benefits, especially for seniors, who often get touched less often.
Social support and social participation can help widows be resilient after the death of a spouse and gradually move from grieving to healing.
Are you or a loved one considering whether a move to a retirement community may be a beneficial lifestyle change? If you’re wondering if the timing is right, or even if the lifestyle is the right fit for your needs and preferences, consider these seven questions

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