March 24, 2020
For more than three decades, PLAN has been connecting people who are isolated and vulnerable to caring neighbours and community members. As a result, they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge around keeping people connected during good times and bad.
With that in mind, PLAN has put together some information containing practical tips about staying connected during a time of social distancing and social isolation. As the novel corona virus spreads, life will become tougher for vulnerable people and their families. Many will lose their community connections and become even more isolated in their home.
Perhaps the biggest lesson is the importance of being intentional and deliberate in reaching out. Just as washing hands can no longer be treated in a casual matter. Neither should connecting to those who are isolated.
Here are five tips to get you started:
We have opened up our Disability Planning Helpline to provide support to those who have questions or concerns on how to stay connected during these challenging times. You can reach out to us at 1-844-311-7526.
For more information from PLAN on social connections, go to plan.ca.