Even before the pandemic, millions of older adults across the country struggled with feelings of loneliness, isolation, and a lack of regular companionship. Depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans age 65 and older. Those who already live with anxiety and/or depression may experience a worsening of their mental health. With that in mind, Springhouse is happy to announce we are starting a new support group “Coping with COVID.”
The benefits of living in a community like Springhouse Senior Living during a pandemic are the social, physical and intellectual opportunities that are available to our residents.
Living in a community, you have access to lots of people who care. Our staff has gone above and beyond to help ease the long days and bring smiles to resident faces. This does not replace the fact that the residents miss dining together, taking trips together and their daily coffee chats. Social distancing and mask wearing has taken over.
We have seen first- hand how quarantining and isolation have affected our residents. Helping our residents cope with the stress of living through a pandemic, talking about the challenges and fears they have faced, is a healthy way to combat that stress. When you cope with stress in a healthy way you empower yourself, the people you care about and your community to be stronger. It’s important to support each other during challenging times.
Coping with Covid Support Groups
These groups will meet at 3:00 pm in Main Street on October 8th and October 22nd, for our Independent Living residents, and October 15th for our Assisted Living residents. The group will be facilitated by Adrianna Alpaugh, Director of Social Services. They will offer an opportunity for residents to gather and discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on our day to day lives personally and as a community at large. The meetings will have limited seating and on a first come first serve basis, due to social distancing guidelines.