Virtual Ways to Stay Connected

Social distancing can be stressful. Make sure you are staying connected for better emotional health.


Connecting with friends and family via video chat can help you stay connected and decrease feelings of isolation.


| Teens and young adults are creatively using social media to stay connected.


Socially distancing doesn’t have to mean you are isolated from family, friends and colleagues. Taking a lead from social networking and virtual game play, here are some ideas to help you stay connected and engaged.


Stay Connected


Virtual Get-togethers


Utilize Zoom or Houseparty to virtually connect

  • Dinner or happy hour dates

  • Storytime exchanges - read a story to the kids

  • Virtual book clubs

  • Virtual coffee breaks

  • Streaming parties and other celebrations


Game Night


The 22 Best Online Games to Play With Friends During the Coronavirus Outbreak by Nicole Pajer, Parade

Read more…. https://parade.com/1012420/nicolepajer/best-online-games/

  • The Pogo online game site with over 100 free games you can play with friends

https://www.pogo.com/


10 Popular Board Games You Can Play Online by Helen Ashcroft, TheGamer

Read more… https://www.thegamer.com/popular-board-games-play-online/



Stay Engaged

Worship from home from Orlando’s WKMG News

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/03/21/worship-from-home-religious-services-to-stream-online-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

Share a list of DVDs you own with neighbors and do doorbell delivery exchanges – Google docs, text or email is an easy way to share the list.

Virtual Cooking Classes from Food Network

https://www.foodnetwork.com/site/apps/food-network-kitchen/#live-on-demand-classes

5 of the best online learning platforms to explore during quarantine by Iulia Baidac, EU-Startups

https://www.eu-startups.com/2020/03/5-of-the-best-online-learning-platforms-to-explore-during-quarantine/

9 Places to Learn a New Language Online for Free from Inc.com

https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/9-places-to-learn-a-new-language-online-for-fre.html


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