Older Adults & COVID-19

Cognitive Health and Older Adults

Cognitive health -- the ability to think, learn, and remember -- is a critical part of brain health.

COVID-19 has presented a set of circumstances that is different from any others we have dealt with in the last 100 years.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute on Aging provides helpful information:

Friendship

Staying safe from COVID-19 means maintaining social distancing, which means not being able to get together with friends and family members. The resulting lack of human interaction can lead to both physical and mental health issues.

This makes it even more important to make an effort to connect with others. The Mayo Clinic offers information on enriching your life and health through friendships. While some of these suggestions are not feasible under the current health emergency, reaching out to those we already know to reconnect with them is both possible and helpful. 

Elder Abuse 

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) offers information and resources for adults, seniors, family members, caregivers, and other concerned individuals.

Additional Helpful Information and Links

Visit the Township’s Mental Health during COVID-19 page.