Aug 12 Please note: We are not performing travel COVID-19 testing at this time. Read More

Keeping older adults informed, connected, and safe during COVID-19.

In support of safety and social distancing, we have temporarily suspended most of our community programs, but there are still many ways we are staying connected with you and members of our community.

To help you through this time, our community outreach nurses have compiled links to help you navigate COVID-19, including:

  • finding accurate information through trusted resources
  • pertinent health articles for older adults
  • important information for caregivers
  • staying connected during a pandemic
  • staying positive, managing stress and mental health
  • ideas to stay physically active even during isolation

Important Links

We think these links share important information that can help older adults through COVID-19. We have additional links below that are organized by category for more information.

Additional Links

We want you to be informed and empowered so we compiled useful links and organized them into categories to help older adults and caregivers during COVID-19.

General Information

For the latest local and national information about COVID-19.

Elder Abuse Information

You have the right to be safe, comfortable, and cared for in your own home. You have the right to be free from abuse, intimidation, exploitation, neglect, and danger.

Resources for Caregivers

If you’re caring for an older loved one, you might have additional concerns during COVID-19. We recognize the unique needs of caregivers during this time and we have compiled resources and support services for you.

Mental and Physical Well-Being

While feeling worried is normal and expected, recognizing how you’re feeling will help you care for yourself and cope with difficult situations. Staying connected, keeping active at home, and managing stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger once this pandemic is over.

Ways to stay connected

Ideas for physical activity and well-being

Tips to manage stress, substance use, and behavioral health

In Conclusion

These are unprecedented times and we want you to stay well and safe – not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too.

As we mentioned above, in support of safety and social distancing, we have temporarily suspended our community programs, including blood pressure clinics, educational programs, and support groups. We hope to provide many of our programs virtually or online soon and we have already started to hold our weekly “Coffee and Conversations” on the telephone.

We are here for you, if you need assistance please contact our Comunity Outreach Nurse, Joya Pezzuto, at 781-338-7823 or JPezzuto@melrosewakefield.org.


A COVID-19 informational hotline for the community has been established for general, non-urgent questions at any time, please call 781-979-3838

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