5 Engaging Activities While Social Distancing

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It is no secret that one of the keys to healthy aging is keeping your mind active and engaged. However, in these days of social distancing and self-isolation, finding things to do can be hard. For this reason, we would like to share with you five fun and engaging online activities that can be done from the comfort and safety of your home – for free! To view any of these activities, click on the underlined text.

Go to a museum:

Some of the finest museums in the world now offer virtual tours and exhibits, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Louvre, and the Vatican Museums. There are so many available that we could not fit them all in this email. Click here to see more.

Visit a zoo:

Many zoos and aquariums offer live cams of their most popular attractions. Watch the elephants at the Houston Zoo, the penguins at the San Diego Zoo, or a coral reef at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. To see our full list, click here.

Watch live music performances:

The Met Opera recently announced they will present a free show on their website every night. If opera is not your cup of tea, see this complete listing of online music performances compiled by NPR, which has listings for jazz, rock, pop, and classical concerts.

Take a class:

Have you ever wanted to learn more about global economics, Greek mythology, or artists of the late Renaissance? Class Central has a catalog of nearly 500 free Ivy League courses.

Borrow a book from the library:

Our local libraries may be closed, but you can still take out e-books and audiobooks online through Wisconsin’s Digital Library.

These are just a few of the many activities currently available for free online. Click here to see our complete list, which we will continue to update as we find more. In addition to these online activities, our Care Managers and Caregivers have many resources to help individualize experiences that are best suited for your interests.

At Stowell, creative engagement has always been a key element of the care we provide, and in these times, it is even more critical. To learn more about this, please contact us at 414-963-2600.

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