Don’t forget about seniors during pandemic

The Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism says it’s important for the public to not forget about seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Linda Anderson with the SSM talked about how seniors usually stay in their homes, but now with emergency orders in place due to the virus, they have less visitors.

She suggests people should keep in contact with the senior population when they are isolated.

“They have to figure out a way to adjust and talk to people on the phone or whatever,” said Anderson. “They need to be having regular contact with people, even though they are physically distanced from them.”

While it has been a difficult adjustment for their members, she applauded stores that have stepped up to offer senior specific hours at their businesses so they can pick up their essentials

Anderson adds that she would like to see more restrictions on gatherings similar to what the City of Regina tried to do earlier this month by limiting gatherings to no more than 5 people in one room.

She would also like Saskatchewan decision be inclusive and have both parties involved when deciding what’s best for the province during the pandemic.

The SSM have closed their office in Regina until April 1st to foot traffic and that staff will be mainly working from home.

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