If there is one thing that we have all learned during the pandemic, it’s that confining yourself at home is more difficult than it sounds. Prolonged feelings of loneliness can severely impact mental health, and for that reason, it is important to stay connected with others. If you are comfortable with technology, there are numerous ways you can stay in touch virtually while maintaining social distancing.
These days it’s easy through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Pinterest.
Check out Facebook groups and look for topics that you are interested in.
Try group video chat services
Facetime, Zoom, Instagram Live, Google Hangouts, Discord, WattsApp, Jitsi or Houseparty to stay in touch with friends and family.
Communicate and network
Services like Yammer and Marco Polo make it easy to do so.
Let home cooking take on a new meaning
Pick a recipe and cook together through one of the group video chat services mentioned above.
Host a virtual happy hour
Pick a theme for food and drinks, get dolled up and use the group video chat services mentioned above.
Download multiplayer game apps
Try Wordfeud, Words with Friends, Arkadium and Scrabble. You can also enjoy new games or old family favorites with those in your home.
Join an online book club or forum
It’s a great way to discuss your favorite book with other fans.
Join a group wellness or fitness challenge
There are many gyms, fitness tracker sites and various sites that are offering free resources and challenges.
Sing your heart out
Join an online choir or, if you are a member of a choir, use Zoom to practice and perform together. You can also join a virtual group singing event through “The Sofa Singers.”
Look at Google Maps
Seek out your local parks. Search online for local hikes and walks at AllTrails. Leave your cellphone behind, enjoy nature and be sure to practice social distancing with others.
Send a postcard
Use a service called Post Crossing, which matches people around the world with other postcard-loving people.
QuadMed Everywhere is not currently available in your state, but is coming soon!
Until then, LiveHealth Online is available for your virtual care needs. Powered by Anthem, Live Health Online connects you with a doctor for acute care 24/7.
You can also call QuadMed for additional assistance.
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Good news! QuadMed Everywhere is available in your state!
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Established patients can also reach a provider 24/7
for follow-up questions from a previous visit.
There are two ways to schedule.
Call 1.800.888.8932 to
speak with a QuadMed representative.
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Powered by Anthem, Live Health Online is also available
for any new, after-hour virtual care needs.