Dec 16, 2020 by Danielle Andersen
When you think of the holidays, annual traditions and celebrations you look forward to each year with family and friends probably come to mind. Unfortunately, the holidays in 2020 look vastly different for most people. With the continued threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19), spending time in-person with loved ones has become increasingly difficult and riskier to your health.
Fortunately, not all is lost as you plan for the holidays this December. There are still ways you can celebrate the holiday season by abiding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
An important factor to keep in mind when planning for the holidays is that the risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age. The older you are, the more likely you’ll suffer from worsened symptoms that could require hospitalization.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the CDC has provided a set of guidelines and precautions to follow for safe holiday celebrations:
While it may not be a possibility to spend time face to face with all of your loved ones this year, it’s still important to socialize with them and avoid isolation. Here are some different ways you can plan to safely celebrate the holidays while social distancing:
At Knute Nelson, we believe in enriching the lives of everyone we serve and helping assisted living residents find meaning in every day. That’s why we make it a top priority to keep residents connected to their loved ones all year round. From video calls with loved ones to socially distanced and safe activities with neighbors, we aim to keep our assisted living residents safe while celebrating the holidays this year.
Looking for an assisted living community that can help you live as independently as possible while keeping you connected to family and friends? Contact us today to learn more about our assisted living communities.