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

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.

STAYING CONNECTED

Looking for ways to stay connected with others during this time? We have found some options you may want to look into:

ONLINE

Face to face video chat options:   Skype skype.com/en,  Zoom zoom.us, Google Hangouts hangouts.google.com

Free internet options: internetessentials.com/covid19 or  wifi.xfinity.com

PHONE CALLS

Brighten someone else’s day by making a surprise call to someone to let them know you are thinking of them.

ONLINE ACTIVITIES

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/264/Library-Cards

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 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/

Learn how to make your own mask from the CDC at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering

Follow Cascadian Places’ fun activities available on their Facebook page at: facebook.com/CascadianPlaceRetirementCommunity

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 mdy2999@gmail.com. They have new gardening gloves, and supplies are provided to wipe down tools after use. Great for early morning, or later evening volunteering.

LOCAL RESOURCES

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

Homage Senior Services    homage.org  Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Main line 425-513-1900 and 2020-21 resource guide homage.org/homage-resource-guide-2020-2021

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 alz.org/help-support

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/

CDC – Taking care of your emotional health emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp