COVID-19 isolated senior citizens. Technology and out-of-the-box thinking is connecting them again.

Photographic collage (image)COVID-19 isolated senior citizens. Technology and out-of-the-box thinking is connecting them again | #CornerInsure #COVID19 #Health #Seniors | With their age alone placing senior citizens in the high-risk group for COVID-19, casual interaction has gone missing from many seniors’ lives. (Alison Bosma)

“I’m fairly active. I’m not bored,” he said. “I’ve got the piano I can bang on …. I’ve got a lot of woodworking I can do … I’m busy.”

Six feet away, wearing a red mask and purple gloves, and in a blue folding chair, sat Hopedale Council on Aging outreach coordinator Nancy Mosher. While she asked a few questions in regards to Fee’s well-being, the conversation between the two was largely casual — a recap of the week between friends.

“We’re pretty much concentrated on the 80-and-over set, and people who live on their own,” Mosher said, of the Council on Aging’s in-person visits during the pandemic. “We’ve done it all. We’ve delivered toilet paper, we’ve delivered groceries, we’ve delivered books, with masks and gloves on.”

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