To help the most vulnerable members of the community, local organizations advise seniors to stay busy, call loved ones, and watch out for COVID-19 scams.

“Stay home! Keep connected to family, friends, and neighbors by telephone,” said Rachel Brodsky, elder care specialist at Jewish Community Services, to keep seniors safe. “Let people help you by bringing you the things you need so you don’t have to go out. You can also call the JCS hotline for support and resources, 410-466-9200.”

Some of the advice Tiffany Nicolette, vice president of CHAI’s Aging in Community division, has been sharing is for seniors to “remain as engaged as possible.” Nicolette stressed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines of staying home, washing hands, and social distancing, but she is most concerned about addressing the danger of social isolation.

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