With COVID-19 taking over televisions and dominating social media, there’s lots of anxiety-provoking news being shared right now. It’s hard to tune out.
There are plenty of reliable sources of information, including the CDC and WHO. But we want Senior Planet to be a place where you can find some respite from the 24-hour news cycle, from anxiety, or from the monotony of staying at home. We’re starting a new “stuck-at-home” series that will guide you to online opportunities for connection, entertainment, learning, and essential services, and we’re launching new daily “Lunch, Learn, and Zoom” series that are bringing people together over video chat. Our curriculum team is hustling to bring Senior Planet courses, Explore Tech lectures, and workshops online. Life is looking different, but it doesn’t have to be joyless.
This is a community of bright, generous, envelope-pushing people. If you’re reading this, you’re already in a great position to be able to take advantage of anything you’ve learned in Senior Planet courses or events to continue learning and connecting with others. Let’s make the best of what we have and see how far we can take what’s technologically possible to help our community get even stronger.
So we want to know: what do you want to talk about? What will make the Internet less stressful? What would help you feel closer to other Senior Planet members? Want to trade TV recommendations? Recipes? Meditation tips? YouTube clips? Leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to bring your ideas to life. Let’s stay connected, even though we’re physically distanced.