Stay at home resources
During this time, it’s good to take moments out of the day for yourself to give your brain a chance to process your thoughts, relax, and reset. To help you do that, we have put together a list of things to do while you are at home.
Exercise has many benefits for the mind and body and it is important to stay active, even though we have to stay home at this time. Our Stretch and Tone class is now available online below or catch them on Everett Channel (Comcast channel 21, Frontier channel 29 or live streamed here) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.
Looking for ways to stay connected with others during this time? We have found some options you may want to look into:
Brighten someone else’s day by making a surprise call to someone to let them know you are thinking of them.
Take advantage of all the great digital resources our very own Everett Public Library has to offer at www.epls.org. Any library card holder can access their resources and you can for a library card online and get immediate access to e-resources by visiting epls.org/155/Get-a-Card
Visit Everett’s Art and Cultural page for free online events, galleries, and free learning opportunities at www.everettforeverett.com/arts-and-culture
AARP hosts a variety of fun online games and activities at games.aarp.org
Interested in taking a online tour of museums around the world? Google Arts & Culture has hundreds of tours available at artsandculture.google.com/partner
3-5 p.m. ET daily, the Cincinnati Zoo will be offering virtual tours through facebook.com/cincinnatizoo
Learn how to make your own mask from the CDC at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf
Follow Cascadian Places’ fun activities available on their Facebook page at: facebook.com/CascadianPlaceRetirementCommunity
We’ve had many calls about volunteer and giving opportunities during this time. We’ve collected a few resources that may help you connect your valuable skills and time with the right group.
Snohomish County food banks: visit for individual location information
Give Well Local by Providence: pihchub.org/livewell Search by keyword, zip code, or city to connect with various need requests in your local community during this time
Gardening opportunity: Volunteer your gardening skills at Bayside P-Patch by contacting Michael Yates by email at email@example.com. They have new gardening gloves, and supplies are provided to wipe down tools after use. Great for early morning, or later evening volunteering.
City of Everett everettwa.gov/2561/COVID-19 Includes news and updates, City of Everett’s response, and additional resources
City of Everett open businesses everettforeverett.com Local open businesses that are practicing safe social distancing, including senior shopping hours
Snohomish County Senior information & assistance snohomishcountywa.gov/1031/Senior-Information-Assistance
Snohomish Health District snohd.org
Snohomish Health District COVID-19 page snohd.org/484/Novel-Coronavirus-2019
Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 alz.org/help-support/resources/helpline
Alzheimer’s Association Continuing education webinars alz.org/alzwa/helping_you/education
The Institute on Aging Friendship line Accredited crisis help phone line specifically for 60+ sign up at: www.ioaging-.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line, or by calling 1-800-971-0016
HEALTH & WELLNESS ARTICLES
CDC - Stress & daily life coping cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
CDC – Eating healthy cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/features/national-nutrition-month/index.html
CDC – Physical Activity options for Older Adults cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/older_adults/index.htm
CDC – Taking care of your emotional health emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp