What if we started organizing "virtual check ins" for:
- Seniors -- to check on their health, to check on their needs (food, etc.) and to provide some companionship during this lonely time of isolation.
- Young parents -- to check on school/home/life/work balance and offer the opportunity to chat.
- In addition, we find a licensed therapist/social worker who would be available to talk to a parent/resident/elderly person on an appointment basis, to discuss issues like stress, anxiety or other worries they may have.
It's a perfect opportunity for someone to be a volunteer, and it will be meaningful for the people being called. It makes connections and combats some of the isolation, and, best of all, it's all virtual -- there is no danger of spreading COVID. (It could be a phone call or a video chat.)