People who are at a higher risk, like adults over 60 and people who have chronic medical conditions or auto-immune diseases, should stay home as much as possible.
We have neighbors who need to remain in self-isolation and don’t have family around to help them. If you know someone like this, consider adopting them during this crisis. Shop for them either by going to the store, or online and having it delivered to their house.
Most pharmacies have delivery. But if they are not getting their medication delivered, you can help your neighbor sign up. This may be a good time to get the contact information of your neighbor’s relatives that lives out of state, in the event of an emergency.
Those at the highest risk, need the most support. At times like these, it really does take a village.
With coronavirus being a concern for grown ups, your kids might also be worrying. Ridgewood psychologist, Dr. Mark Hatton, discusses how to talk about COVID-19 with your young children.
Dr. Mark Hatton received his PhD from Columbia University and is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in Ridgewood, NJ working with children, adults and couples. Dr. Hatton has appeared as an on-air live TV Psychology Expert for MSNBC, NBC, CNN and others, especially regarding issues impacting children. He is a Ridgewood YMCA Board member, serving for over 25 years.
Not sure how your children are handling everything during this time of uncertainy? This great storybook will help your children gain a better understanding of what Coronavirus is, and help you find out how your kids are feeling.
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