Participating in physical activity, maintaining mental and emotional health, challenging the brain, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, maintain social connections.
More information HealthLinkBC
Virtual Gym: Aiding older adults with exercise compliance through serious gameplay
More Information - Centre for Active Living
Home Workouts for seniors:
This article gives easy and low impact activities to keep active. No equipment necessary, perfect for days at home during the quarantine. Reminds older adults (and everyone) the importance of staying active even when we may be stuck inside. More information - Heathything.ca
Living with Change and Uncertainty is a free four-part course offered by the Crisis Centre of BC. Explore and try out a variety of mindfulness-based tools that help reduce stress and support our well-being. Well-suited for adults and older adults who might be new to mindfulness and want to give it a try! All you need is access to the internet. You can choose to attend live Zoom Webinars or recorded video classes weekly at anytime
More Information - CrisisCentre
Online Sing-In Events with the Gettin’ Higher Choir
Based in Victoria, BC, the choir now has Online Sing-In events open to all, in any place!
Singing starts every Wednesday at 7:30 pm Pacific Time. This event uses the Zoom app, so you need a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Click here to Register for Cathy & Dick’s weekly Wednesday Evening Sing-in on Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions on connecting to the event, and an updated link and password just before each Sing-In. More information - Getting Higher Choir website
Libraries online: E-books, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers
More information - Vancouver Public Library website
Tips for Older Adults to Avoid Social Isolation
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