COVID-19 Staying Safe and Healthy

Staying Safe and Healthy

USC COVID-19 Updates – Official messages and status updates from the University of Southern California

LA County COVID-19 Updates – Official Coronavirus site from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Resource Guide – Created by LAC+USC, the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, and other organizations and community stakeholders

LA COVID-19 Case Map

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging Resources

Meals on Wheels

Grocery Shopping Tips (Video) – Video filmed by a physician demonstrating how to bring groceries into you home safely

COVID-19 Emergency Home-Care Kit – Learn about the essentials to include in your emergency kit

Workforce Development Aging & Community Services WDACS

USC’s Handmade Mask Campaign – Help sew masks for local medical providers, families, and friends in the fight against COVID-19

PBS NewsHour: What to do about your retirement and savings amid the pandemic

Emeriti Center- Resources Amid COVID-19– Learn about ways to get groceries, how to help reduce anxiety, virtual activities, online volunteer programs, and activities do to with family over Zoom.

Staying Connected

Learn How to Use Zoom – Zoom is a video conferencing platform used by many corporations and institutions to conduct virtual meetings and lectures. Zoom is available for free for everyone!

Caribu (Phone/iPad App) – app makes it easy for calling your grandkids

COVID-19 – Strategies for Virtual Connectionshow to Stay Connected ideas from AROHE

Lower Your Risk of Fraud and Theft During COVID-19 Credit Union Handout – USC Credit Union

Food Resources and Delivery

Emergency Senior Meals Program – if you are eligible, the program can send you up to 10 meals a week

Food Bank/Pantry Locator – to find the nearest food bank/pantry near you

Free Meals from County and City of Los Angeles – provided to adults age 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Call 1-800-510-2020 to request services. Check out this map for information about each site

Meals On Wheels – meal service for homebound individuals

Great Plates Delivered Program – meals provided to adults 65 and older, and adults 60-64 with high risk to COVID-19. Read more to see if you qualify

Critical Delivery Service – temporary delivery program for older and dependent adults

Mental and Physical Health

USC Athletic Medicine (Instagram) – Step-by-step stretching and movement to help relieve the body/muscle stress after being sedentary for a few hours

Exercise and Physical Activity Tips – from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health

Headspace (Phone/iPad App)- app that guides you through meditations to relieve stress/anxiety, promote sleep, and healthy living. Headspace is offering free service to their premium program for LA county residents through 2020

Education in a COVID-19 World

Produced by USC Rossier School of Education

What’s Next for Education in California?

How are Colleges Meeting the Needs of Current Students?

Principals and Teachers Rising Up to the Challenge?

Virtual Activities

USC Emeriti Center Intergenerational Learning Sessions – Weekly sessions on Zoom to foster intergenerational interaction, as well as provide short presentations on topics such as technology and social media

Age-Friendly Student Senior Connections – To help combat the consequences of self-isolation and social distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USC Keck School of Medicine is aiming to connect USC Health Professional Students with older adults

USC Libraries’ Overview of databases and online resources — as well as services like virtual references.

At Home With Gustavo – Tune it to LA Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel’s new radio show where he shares his love for music

National Emergency Library – Hundreds of books available digitally to borrow for free

Project Gutenberg – library of over 60,000 free ebooks

The Collections Podcast – Listen to The Huntington’s president discuss the wonderful collections, art, and gardens

Just Dance  – Download to your laptop/desktop and download app to your phone which acts as the controller

JackboxAlthough it costs money you can play games via Zoom with friends and family. Click here for a tutorial how to use it!

Trivia Maker

Virtual Disney:

o   Magic Kingdom, here

o   Epcot, here

o   Hollywood Studios, here

o   Rollercoaster (Incredibles), here

o   Rollercoaster simulation for Grandchildren, here

Nightly Opera Streaming (7:30 EST)

Free Musicals and Plays

Virtual Tours of Famous Museums

List of Free Online Courses from Universities

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning

Monterey Bay Aquariam Live Stream

San Diego Zoo, Live Stream & Pre-Recordings