Healthy Tips for Seniors: Treemonters, Protect Each Other. Stay Safe, Wear a Mask.
It is likely an understatement to say that most of us have “Covid Fatigue.” We yearn to return to “normal.” As we enter into cooler weather, however, nation-wide and locally, we are seeing a spike in Covid19 cases. No one is immune from this disease.
It is critical to safeguard ourselves and our neighbors. Studies show the risk for exposure reduces with the use of a mask. As we begin Flu season and continue dealing with COVID, it is imperative that we continue to wear our mask and follow social distance. It is easy to have the urge to relax but we must keep doing our part. As activities resume in Independent Living, we must make sure that everyone in the activity is wearing a mask. This includes small gatherings of 4 playing bridge or RummiKube as well as those leaving Treemont to go to the doctor, the grocery store or for one of Rose’s Outdoor Bus Outings. We can only continue to open our community to activities and Outdoor BBQs if each resident and staff member individually does their part to safeguard each other. We are not yet out of the woods!
How to Properly Wear a Mask
If you have a mask, it’s important to understand how to wear it properly. It’s not a chin warmer! To be effective, it must be properly warn, as demonstrated in the graphic on the left.
Also, as the Holidays are coming up, please do not let your guard down. We want to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with family. However, consider the risk of exposure, if grandkids are back in school, playing sports, with a higher probability of bringing covid home. If you do see family members, spend as much time outdoors as possible. Stay masked when you are not eating. Collectively, we know how difficult this is and we are all making adjustments. If you return to Treemont and become sick with covid, we will have to return to stricter lock down measures.
Protect your Neighbor by Wearing a Mask!
For more Information, call Karina Walker, Director of Nursing, Senior Allegiance at 713-975-1519