Advice for the Elderly Tenants during Coronavirus Pandemic

Advice for the Elderly Tenants

To keep everyone as safe as possible during the Coronavirus Pandemic, the government has issued guidelines for older people to self-isolate.

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

We recognise that this can be a worrying and lonely time for many older people, and we would like to share the following advice, useful websites and phone numbers so you can seek further information:

 

  • Try and remain active around your home (and garden if you have one). There are a lot of resources online to help you get exercise at home, for example the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-older-adults/
  • Try and eat well, sleep well and keep hydrated by drinking plenty.
  • Keep your mind busy with puzzles, reading, crosswords, colouring, crafts, games, or any other activities in the home you may enjoy.
  • If you have access to a smart-phone, tablet or computer consider video calling friends or relatives to stay in touch. If you aren’t able to set this up yourself, a friend or family member may be able to talk you through this over the phone.

Useful websites:

Guidelines on social distancing for everyone in the UK (GOV.UK website):
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Physical activity guidelines for older adults (NHS UK):
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-older-adults/

Doing your shopping – coronavirus advice (Age UK):
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/doing-your-shopping–coronavirus-advice/

Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you can do (Age UK):
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus/

Are you feeling anxious about the Coronavirus? (Age UK):
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-anxious/

Helpful Resources

On this page you’ll find links to services and community initiatives to help you during these uncertain times.

These include shops who’ll deliver groceries to your home, take-away meals for the vulnerable as well as mental health support and much more.

Take a look at the links below:

Lincolnshire

Support for people living in West Lindsey District Council

Support for people living in East Lindsey District Council

Support for people living in North Kesteven District Council

Voluntary Centre Services volunteering opportunities

Wellbeing Lincs helpline for the vulnerable

North Lincolnshire

Support for people living in North Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire

Support for people living in North East Lincolnshire

 

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