Sunset Stories

Seniors Embracing Technology: A New Normal?

Posted by Gayle Young on Aug 1, 2020 10:32:58 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has been disrupting personal lifestyles since mid-March while transforming the ways people work and interact. Social distancing and sheltering-in-place have lessened face-to-face contact between families, friends, co-workers, and classmates. Fortunately, online technology permits many of us to remain connected with the people in our world.

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Topics: Senior Living, Aging, Isolation, COVID-19, Seniors and Technology

What You Should Know About Face Masks and COVID-19

Posted by Gayle Young on Jul 23, 2020 3:01:26 PM

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has enacted a statewide mask mandate to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.

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Topics: Safety, Senior Wellness, Preventative Care, COVID-19

Watch Out for These COVID-19 Scams

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 10, 2020 1:47:18 PM

According to the Federal Trade Commission, financial scams tied to COVID-19 are on the rise. Through June 4, the FTC has received nearly 36,000 complaints involving coronavirus-related fraud, with consumers losing more than $46 million so far.  

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Topics: Safety, Senior Scams, COVID-19

Staying Social While Social Distancing

Posted by Gayle Young on Apr 9, 2020 10:46:14 AM

One of our highest priorities at Sunset Communities is preventing those who live here from experiencing the loneliness prevalent among society’s older adults. Toward that end, we nurture companionship by fostering close and continuing contact between residents and people inside and outside our buildings. But in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) have issued restrictions that significantly limit visitation and group activities at senior living facilities.

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Topics: Facility News, Fieldstone Villas, Sunset Village, The Woodlands, Sunset House, Loneliness, Isolation, COVID-19

COVID-19 Visitation Restrictions: What You Can Do Instead

Posted by Gayle Young on Mar 19, 2020 12:46:05 PM

As the nation strives to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), federal health authorities have instructed senior living communities to restrict all visitors and group activities. How to ease the strain on those affected most.

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Topics: Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Safety, Loneliness, Isolation, COVID-19