Pathways Issue 4: COVID-19 and Seniors' Health - Page 11

Staying happy while
staying home
THE PROVINCE
Removing seniors from
care homes is not the
solution to COVID-19 fears
GLOBE AND MAIL
Dr. Roger Wong, UBC clinical professor
of geriatric medicine, says removing
seniors from care homes could
negatively affect their health and the
health of others.
READ ARTICLE
Now — more than ever — Canadians
need a blueprint for their daily routines.
Professor Dr. Catherine Backman and
associate professor Dr. Skye Barbic
in UBC’s department of occupational
science and occupational therapy
offer four practices to help maintain
function, health and well-being while
staying at home.
1. Establish a daily and weekly routine
2. Keep moving
3. Explore new occupations
(e.g., learn a new language, garden)
4. Track your outcomes
RE AD ARTICLE
Helping seniors stay
active and connected amid
COVID-19
GLOBAL NEWS
Dr. Joanie Sims-Gould, UBC associate
professor of family practice, offers
some tips on how older people can stay
connected and active at home.
WATCH VIDEO
How can we reduce
COVID-19 anxiety?
UBC FACULTY OF MEDICINE
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has
impacted the global psyche in a way
not seen in generations.
Dr. Richard Lester, UBC associate
professor of infectious diseases, and
Dr. Steven Taylor, UBC professor of
psychiatry, answer questions and offer
suggestions on how to address anxiety
during the outbreak.
WATCH WEBINAR