Elders Fighting Depression While Sheltering-At-Home

Elder Fights Depression during Shelter-in-Place Caregiver helps senior make masks for frontliners

As Shelter-in-Place orders continues in Illinois, restrictions on communities in Northbrook and other Northshore suburbs remain in place in order to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect those most vulnerable. However, remaining at home can also bring its own challenges with being isolated.

95-year-old, Mrs. S, combats loneliness and depression during COVID-19 Pandemic by to protect our frontline healthcare workers by cutting bias tape that her caregiver, Emily, brought in for her, into ties for seamstresses to sew onto masks. Mrs. S chatted with Emily, smiling as she cut the lengths, stating, “I’ve gotta call my grandson! He will be SO thrilled!! I can just hear him, ‘That’s my Nana!’ ” She LOVED having something helpful she could do.

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