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Stay Healthy During the Pandemic: NewBridge Offers Tips

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Stay healthy during the pandemic. Older adult listening to his iPhoneWhile stay-at-home orders have ended and more and more people are resuming normal activities, the COVID-19 pandemic has NOT ended. Continue to take precautions to stay healthy:

  • Create a daily routine, and stick to it. That includes rising and going to bed at the same time each day.
  • Exercise, doing a mix of aerobic activities, strength training, and stretching.
  • Eat healthy meals that include lean proteins and plenty of vegetables.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media. 
  • Keep in touch with family and friends by phone and video chats. If you’re going to visit in-person, wear a mask and keep six feet away. If possible, gather outdoors.
  • Contact your doctor if you are feeling unwell. Many medical offices are resuming in-person visits with added precautions.
  • Call the Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line at 1-800-971-0016 if you feel lonely or overwhelmed. It is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for nonemergency emotional support calls.

About NewBridge 

NewBridge Services, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a leading provider of counseling services, housing and educational programs in northern New Jersey serving nearly 8,000 adults and seniors last year alone. NewBridge treats mental illnesses and addictions; teaches skills for coping with stress, grief and challenging relationships; helps children who have been abused and neglected — and their families — heal; builds and manages affordable housing; offers school-based programs that teach children and adolescents resiliency skills for healthy emotional development; helps young adults succeed in their education and prepare for careers; and supports seniors so they can remain independent. Throughout its 57-year history, NewBridge has remained true to its mission of bringing balance to people’s lives by tracking shifts in communities’ needs and providing innovative, effective programs to meet them.

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